Journal of Humanities 2022 KCI Impact Factor : 0.53

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2021, Vol., No.81

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    A Study on the Cultivation of Global Citizenship through Media Literacy Education for the Academic Purpose of International Students -With Focus on Problem-based Learning (PBL)-

    YANG,JI SUN | 2021, (81) | pp.5~43 | number of Cited : 7
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    The purpose of this study is to strengthen global competencies that foster global citizenship of undergraduate international students who have come to South Korea. This is done by using the themes of global issues so that they can keep pace with the era of globalization, respect for others and diversity required in modern society, and to promote the awareness of the universal values of mankind. To this end, education on media literacy was conducted so that international students can search and use video information correctly. The students were taught about global citizenship issues (such as refugee, poverty, etc.) by using the problem-based learning (PBL) method so that the class can become a learner-centered one. The core of global citizenship education is aimed at understanding one’s role as a global citizen. In addition, the goal of global citizenship education is to respect the value and diversity of all issues and lead us to act and practice for the universal values with which we live today. Through this course, those learners who had not known specifically what global citizens are have recognized that they need to be aware of various international issues such as refugees, the environment, inequality, and human rights. Learners showed a high sense of satisfaction with these educational activities, and they highly recognized the necessity of learning about global citizenship education, confirming the necessity of global citizenship education for international students.
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    Morning-Reading, A Learning Method of Cultivating the English Oral Ability among College Students in China

    Wang, Wanting | 2021, (81) | pp.45~86 | number of Cited : 0
    While various language teaching methodologies had been introduced in previous days in China, none of them have gained popularity like Morning-Reading (MR) at colleges. MR differs itself from the traditional meaning in that it focuses on “speaking” rather than “reading”. It is an oral English practice method aimed at solving the problem of so called ‘啞巴英 語’ (Dumb English). Having mixed a qualitative research method with a quantitative one, this study collected two videos of MR practice, an interview, and a questionnaire to show the MR status quo of Chinese college students. This paper presents a series of fragmentary and independent sections on morning-reading in order to present to the audience this learning method. Then the unique English learning/teaching method in terms of the structure of “the concept of method” established by Jack Richards and Theodore Rodgers would be defined. At the end of this paper, the application values of MR in building college students’ English competence and other abilities were discussed.
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    Cultural Empire and the Presence of Death -Die Toten by Christian Kracht-

    Eung Jun Kim | 2021, (81) | pp.87~112 | number of Cited : 0
    The novel Die Toten (2016) by Christian Kracht portrays the ironic human history, in which the astonishment and hope of the human are represented with much focus on visual arts, or the cinema. In particular, the human history in the early and mid-20th century is depicted as the propaganda arts, a combination of video media and political ideologies, and the completion of the establishment of a cultural empire through the arts. However, what is evident in his work is not the great nobility of the cultural empire, but the coexistence and presence of life and death. This does not mean that the cultural empire and arts are sublimated to the sublime, But in the form of irony, it is not possible to separate the boundaries between life and death, and the sublime and the fall. From this point of view, Die Toten provides a multi-view of death that spreads in the space of life and the history of humans and humans through that death. And through this multiple perspective, it presents a horizon for critically looking at the history entering into the world war. Through the irony of life and death, Die Toten forms a critique of imperialism.
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    Melancholia and Decadence -The Film Melancholia (2011) by Lars von Trier-

    LEE, SEONG JOO | 2021, (81) | pp.113~145 | number of Cited : 0
    The aim of this study is to understand the film Melancholia, written and directed by Lars von Trier, from the viewpoint of decadence. This film revolves around the stories of two sisters, Justine and Claire, who, for various reasons, experience extreme melancholy. Although Justine and Claire appear in different forms, the causes of their melancholy are, from the perspective of decadence, interpreted as one: the loss of nature. Both are seen as one because they are in fact paralyzed and their inner nature is dead. Their movements are both determined by external factors. For them, they have nothing to do except waiting for the catastrophe of melancholia.
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    Hannah Arendt’s Critique of Liberalism -Focusing on Arendt’s Concept of the Social and Foucault’s Concept of Biopolitics-

    Hyerim Jeon | 2021, (81) | pp.147~177 | number of Cited : 4
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    This study analyzes ‘the social’ which is the most problematic concept of Hannah Arendt from the standpoint that Arendt’s idea of the social is the critique of liberalism preempting Michel Foucault’s biopolitics. Arendt’s major works trace how liberal governmentality (obsession with life) through markets in capitalist society resulted in totalitarian violence. In her studies, the social is the most important concept placed at the center. And, the understanding of her critique of classical political economy must be preceded in order to understand Arendt’s concept of the social. The classical political economists in the 18th century assumed the market’s spontaneous order through civil society as a kind of common good. In other words, they believed the pursuit of individual interest became the interest of the whole, and economic interdependence created the social order. However, Arendt regards the phenomenon that the social dominates the public sphere as a threat of ‘life’ to the ‘world’. This is also the subject Foucault later pursued. Arendt and Foucault grasp politics which has been reduced to a series of technologies that manage security and security of the population in the inevitable of life as the core of modern politics. This study explores some important aspects of the social implied by Arendt’s critique of classical political economy, and proves that Arendt’s theory still tells us important things through comparison with Foucault.
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    Memorial Museums and “Good Feelings” -“Happy-ending” and “Bad Feelings” in an Unlikely Space-

    Jimin Cha | 2021, (81) | pp.179~207 | number of Cited : 1
    A memorial museum is a place of sorrow. However, those who have ever visited a memorial museum might have recalled at least an experience that ended with a positive feeling. Why does a space of mourning provoke “good feelings” and what does this phenomenon imply? Existing research of museums tends to be reluctant to analyze visitors’ emotional responses and to reflect their voices. Thus, based on the examination of the voices of the visitors, this study attempts to propose a new approach to museum research by considering not only the “good feelings”, but also the “bad feelings” that are provoked in the memorial museums. This study examines the emotional experiences in the context of memorial museums from three perspectives. The study examines first, how the phenomenon of the museum-goers being emotionally transferred to the victims makes the visitors “ruled by” emotions rather than reason. Second, the study scrutinizes how an exhibition creates disconnections by compartmentalizing past human rights abuses into individual tragedies of the victims as a result erasing the societal structural issues that caused the atrocity. Lastly, the study examines the “good feelings” and the “bad feelings”, which is an element that has been overlooked in the previous studies, in the memorial museums. Therefore, by actively utilizing visitor interviews on “good feelings” and “bad feelings”, which is a facet that has remained unexplored, this study intends to broaden and diversify the scope of museum discussions. For the discussions, it introduces the cases of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile, where the author conducted visitor interviews.