Intermediate Seminar 2017

1. The Contents of this class


4/07 Orientation
4/14 Lecture and Discussions: Family
4/21 Lecture: Sexuality and Gender (As for these 3 sessions, textbooks are not necessary)
4/28 01 Everyday Experiments, Relationships, Sexuality 9-12:Gao + 13-16: Hirata
5/12 02 Foucault on Sexuality 18-25.5: Kim + 25.5-34: Do
5/19 03 Romantic Love and Other Attachments 37-41: Hara + 42-47: Hieida
5/26 04 Love, Commitment and the Pure Relationship 49-56: Hotta + 57-64: Inoue
6/02 05 Love, Sex and Other Addictions 65-74.5: Koga + 74.5-85: Matsui
6/07 06 The Sociological Meaning of Codependence 87-97.5: Owada + 97.5-109: Saito
6/16 07 Personal Turbulence, Sexual Troubles 111-120.5: Sakai + 120.5-132: Sawada
6/23 08 Contradictions of the Pure Relationship 134-144.5: Sugamata + 144.5-156: Terai
6/30 09 Sexuality, Repression, Civilization 158-169: Tomita + 170-182: Ukawa
7/07 10 Intimacy as Democracy 184-203: Yosikawa
7/14 Conclusion
7/21 Question and Answer Session



2. Textbook
Anthony Giddens, 1993, The Transformation of Intimacy, Polity Press

Please bring the textbook every week. If you forget the book, you will be counted as absent.

Emotion and sexuality are not natural characteristics but social construction, and therefore they are different according to difference of societies. Anthony Giddens is an important British sociologist, and he studies these topics from sociological point of view. Therefore, this course if suitable for students who are interested in sociology.


2 students for 1 session.

Please make your presentation for 15-20 minutes.

Grading: Attendance, Participation and Essay