Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
To explore and to understand the factors that shaped the relationship between these two areas of the world, as well as the identity politics involved, responsible for the institutionalisation of the many 'operational acts of identification' involved.
Expected learning outcomes
Acquisition of knowledge and key competences to critically explore and understand the factors that shaped the relationship between these two areas of the world.
No prerequisite is required.
The course is meant to supply critical and theoretical instruments for the understanding of the relationship between “East and the West”, in order to interpret its history. After
thirty years from the publication of Orientalism of E. Said, the area studies devoted to Asian territories need a deep methodological re-assessment. The main theme of the course, therefore, will be the dialect of identity as well as the political processes responsible for the institutionalisation of the many 'operational acts of identification' involved.
Bryan W. Van Norden, Taking Back Philosophy. A Multicultural Manifesto, Columbia University Press, New York 2017.
U. Apps, The Birth of Orientalism, OUP 2011.
P.K.J. Park, Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy. Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780-1830, State University of New York Press, Albany 2013.
E. Said, Orientalismo, Feltrinelli, Milano 2002.
F. Squarcini, Ex Oriente lux, luxus, luxuria, Società Editrice Fiorentina, Firenze 2007.
The final assessment of learning will take place through an oral exam where critical skills acquired during the course and as a result of the individual preparation will be evaluated.
Lectures and reading assignments.
For any inquires do refer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Poverty and inequalities" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
Last update of the programme: 18/03/2021
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