Collège universitaire / Undergraduate Program / Enseignements / Teachings
nelie Usborne, ‘Abortion as an Everyday Experience in Village Life : A Case Study from Hesse', in C. Usborne, Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany, (New York, 2011), pp. 163-200 ; Samuel Clowes Huneke, ‘The Duplicity of Tolerance : Lesbian Experiences in Nazi Berlin', Journal of Contemporary History, ﬁrst published April 2017, pp. 1-30.
Branding the Nation : The Global Business of National Identity, Oxford University Press ; John M. Talbot (2004), Grounds for Agreement : The Political Economy of the Coffee Commodity Chain, Rowman & Littleﬁeld.
SILK ROAD : HOW WESTERNERS AND CHINESE SEE EACH OTHER : A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Romain LECLER (Professeur agrégé). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : I. Oral grade (50%) : answering questions about the session reading (15%), one presentation on a speciﬁc topic (25%) and taking part to the class discussion (10%). II. Book review (3 pages long) (15%). III. Final paper on a topic chosen by the students (7 pages long) (35%). Workload : 2 hours per week. Course Description : This course discusses on the multiple experiences of international trade. Beyond overlying debates on free trade vs. protectionism, it lays the ground for a more sociological and political prospective on international trade. Thus it covers a wide range of various institutions, actors and places involved in the process of trading, ranging from international organizations (WTO, World Bank, IMF) and agreements to multinational corporations, national administrations, unions, international fairs and events, transnational migrants, piracy, etc. Required reading : Tamara Kay (2011), NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalism, Cambridge University Press. ; Nitsan Chorev (2007) Remaking U.S. Trade Policy : From Protectionism to Globalization, Cornell University Press. ; Kimberly Kay Hoang (2015) Dealing in Desire : Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work, University of California Press ; Melissa Aronczyk (2013),
Teachers : Jean-Louis ROCCA (Chargé de recherches, CERI - Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : 1- Presentation of a document in class. 2- A reading note. 3- Final paper. Pedagogical Method : This is an “experimental” course. Then it requires a strong participation of students. Each session will start by a historical introduction by me followed by the presentation of documents by students (mainly written documents but other types of documents are welcome). Students could also propose documents related to the topic. Course Description : Much has been said about the cultural gap between China and the Western world. Even going further, some scholars have considered the Chinese moral values as a sort of “otherness” of the alleged “ Western values ”. In this course, I would like to assess this opinion in providing students with a set of documents (texts, ﬁlms, pictures) which illustrates the encounter between the European and Chinese civilizations at different periods of their history. In order to overcome Western-centrism and to contribute to a balanced history, sources will come from both places. We will particularly focus on the following points : 1. Deﬁning the identity and status of people involved in the encounter ; 2. Pinpointing the context of the encounter in terms of aims, interests, strategies, etc. 3. Assessing the moral values and the practices that both sides mobilize and promote ; 469