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Information, Technology, and Society in Asia 125

Social Inequality and Religion: South and East Asia Compared
The one-term seminar style intensive course of ITASIA 125/ Asian and Pacific Area Studies (Seminar III) provides comparative perspectives for the understanding of the political, social and cultural significance of social inequality in South and East Asia. The course particularly focuses on issues relating to the ideas and practices of ‘untouchability' in India and Japan and explores its religious dimensions.

Students will gain a basic understanding of discrimination in both historical and contemporary Asian societies. They will be covering important academic debates and contributions from the diverse disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, and literature/film studies. They will also watch films on the topic and make a museum trip in order to broaden their insights and understanding.

By the end of the course will have developed a strong theoretical framework with which to interpret, compare and contrast multiple aspects of social inequality in Asian societies.
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4971250
GII-IA6125L3
Information, Technology, and Society in Asia 125
池亀 彩
S1
月曜4限、木曜4限
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東文研及総合博物館 東文研3F第2会議室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
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授業計画
SCHEDULE 1: Introduction: What is 'untouchability'? 2: Understanding Caste 3: Understanding Caste 2 4: M. K. Gandhi and untouchability 5: B. R. Ambedkar and untouchability 6: Untouchability in Japan 7: Historical origins of Burakumin 8: Buraku struggle in the 20th century 9: Religious cultures at margins compared 10: Identity politics and affirmative actions compared 11: Human rights and Nationalism 12: Solidarity movement and its limitation 13: Field visit: visiting Tokyo's untouchable past
授業の方法
**THIS COURSE HAS BEEN MOVED TO A1A2 SEMESTER** THOSE WHO WISH TO TAKE THIS COURSE PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL (*****) INSTEAD OF FIRST TWO CLASSES, PLEASE WATCH VIDEO 'India Untouched: Stories of a People Apart, Feature Documentary by Stalin K. ' available on YouTube. (PART 1 of 4) https://www.youtube.com/***** (PART 2 of 4) https://www.youtube.com/***** (PART 3 of 4) https://www.youtube.com/***** (PART 4 of 4) https://www.youtube.com/***** PLEASE ALSO GO TO ITC-LMS page of this course. AFTER 13th APRIL WE WILL CONDUCT ONLINE CLASS BY USING ZOOM. This course contains short lectures, students discussion based on readings, and field visits & interviews.
成績評価方法
Grades are given based on: attendance (20%), class performance (40%), and a written essay of 2500 to 3500 words (40%)
教科書
A more detailed reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course. All the readings will be available on ITC-LMS.
参考書
Sharma, Ursula 1999 Caste. Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press Teraki &Kurokawa, 2019 A History of Discriminated Buraku Communities in Japan; Renaissance Book Neary, Ian 2003 'Burakumin at the End of History', Social Research: an International Quarterly, 70(1): 269–294. Neary, Ian 1997 'Burakumin in contemporary Japan', in Weiner, Michael (ed.) Japan's Minorities, London Routlege, pp. 59-83 A more detailed reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
履修上の注意
This course will be conducted in English.