200.017 (19S) Urban Anthropology

Sommersemester 2019

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29.03.2019 12:00 - 16:00 , V.1.27
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Urban Anthropology
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
8 (35 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
29.03.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

The course aims to provide insights into selected themes of urban anthropology. It proceeds from the theoretical (introduction of the main trajectories and concepts) to the more practical, using case-studies of contemporary urban phenomena. Students gain understanding of cities as dynamic spaces and can critically asses the interplay of top-down interventions and bottom-up reactions. They practice combining key concepts and findings from articles with fieldwork and/or discursive analysis of an urban phenomenon of their own choice. By presenting their individual research to class, they demonstrate an understanding of the practices that shape contemporary urban life and the ability to analyse and synthesize information from fieldwork, media and academic literature.

Lehrmethodik

The course combines lectures and seminars where students discuss selected texts (see literature) and ethnographic films shown in the class. At the end they present case-studies of their own choice. The format of the presentation is decided by students in agreement with the lecturer and can range from oral or written presentations to visual narratives. Students are expected to show understanding of basic theoretical approaches to selected urban phenomenon and are encouraged to use creative tools for analysis and presentation of their individual research.

Inhalt/e

“This Green Capital is my pet hate, I am allergic to it anytime I hear the city calling us to tell them what we are doing,” complained a citizen of Ljubljana when the city was heavily promoting its green policies and the European Green Capital Award. What happens when people do not share a vision of the city with the policy-makers? They want to grow food, but the city dictates where and how to do it. They want to socialize in a park, but a parking place is planned there for the near-by shopping mall. They want to use abandoned building for co-working and ateliers, but the city wants to build elite apartments. The course examines such phenomena through the perspective(s) of urban anthropology, focusing on experiences and practices of urban dwellers in relation to the larger socioeconomic and cultural contexts.

Literatur

Low, Setha M. "The anthropology of cities: Imagining and theorizing the city." Annual review of anthropology 25.1 (1996): 383-409.

Pink, Sarah. "An urban tour. The sensory sociality of ethnographic place-making." Ethnography 9.2 (2008): 175–196.

Gulin Zrnić, Valentina. "Ethnological and cultural anthropological approaches to the city: framework of the Zagreb city-making project." Slovensky Narodopis 65.2 (2017): 203–221.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Course attendance. Reading of basic texts (3 articles). Active collaboration during class. Fieldwork or discourse analysis of a selected case-study. Presentation of the individual research.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft (SKZ: 642, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Felder kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung (Pflichtfach)
      • Alltagskulturen ( 0.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 200.017 Urban Anthropology (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft (SKZ: 642, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Theorie der Kulturwissenschaft und Felder der Kultur (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Textualität und Visualität von Kultur
        • 8.1 Textualität und Visualität von Kultur ( 8.0h XX / 16.0 ECTS)
          • 200.017 Urban Anthropology (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Slawistik (SKZ: 650, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Anderes Gebundenes Wahlfach II (lt. §10 Abs. 1 und 3) (Pflichtfach)
      • Anderes Gebundenes Wahlfach II (lt. §10 Abs. 1 und 3) ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 200.017 Urban Anthropology (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Slawistik (SKZ: 850, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Anderes Gebundenes Wahlfach II (lt. §9 Abs. 1 und 2) (Wahlfach)
      • Anderes Gebundenes Wahlfach II (lt. §9 Abs. 1 und 2) ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 200.017 Urban Anthropology (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)

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