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48486-01 - Seminar: African Cities 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Sophie Oldfield (sophie.oldfield@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt African cities are complex and contested, sites of contemporary global ‘best practice,’ as well as colonial legacy and the challenges of post-colonial development. This course draws on an excit-ing body of work that engages with African cities, grounded in place, as well as in national and transnational contexts, cultures and histories. It builds on critiques of African urban exceptional-ism and engages with a southern urban literature that helps reinsert African cities in broader global debate, inspired from, but not confined to the continent’s history. The course explores the scale and breadth of African and southern urbanism as a heterodox field which calls for com-parative readings of cities, alternative modes of inquiry and new geographies of theory.
Lernziele The course 'African cities' combines academic readings on urban theory with multimedia and literary works on three African metropoles: Johannesburg, Lagos and Kinshasa. Their diverse urban realities help us to explore different aspects of the so-called 'Southern' turn in urban studies, tracing both idiosyncrasies and commonalities through a comparative perspective. In taking this course, students will have:
• Gained a deeper understanding of the nature, scale and scope of contemporary African urbanization
• A good knowledge of the main arguments and knowledge imperatives formulated by 'Southern' urban scholars
• The ability to read scholarly literature on African cities in conjunction with their popular representations and to question common stereotypes about the continent's development trajectory


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz
HörerInnen willkommen


Intervall Block
Datum 02.09.2019 – 05.09.2019
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 02.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Dienstag 03.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Mittwoch 04.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Donnerstag 05.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Module Modul: Basics: Environment (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Projects and Processes of Urbanization (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Modul: Sachthemen der Ethnologie (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies