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56963-01 - Seminar: Health and Illness in African Cities 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund (andrea.kaisergrolimund@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In the light of the massive population growth in African cities, this seminar looks at health and illness in the context of urban life. While a great amount of literature on urban Africa emphasizes the rather “unhealthy” development of “out-of-control African slums”, others point to the potential that these urban contexts may have for African urbanites. In many aspects of urban life, health implicitly or explicitly plays a role as it can be seen as resulting from people’s complex interactions with each other and the urban environment.
In this seminar, we will interrogate a range of ethnographic texts dealing with health and ill-health in diverse African urban contexts. How has HIV/AIDS shaped gender and sexuality in Kampala? In which ways do herbal “Eastern” medicines influence spiritual and therapeutic trajectories of African urban dwellers? How does externally funded health care shape people’s experience in the NGO-city of Kisumu? How are configurations of power reflected in Pentecostal practices in Abuja? In the course of the seminar, we will address such questions and engage in theoretical reflections about “urban health”. Some of the case studies will be presented by guest lecturers with perspectives from anthropology, epidemiology and public health.
Lernziele -A critical understanding of a medical anthropology perspective on urban health
-An overview of past and ongoing research in the field of urban health in African cities
-Ability to read and critically evaluate academic texts
Literatur An extensive list of the relevant literature will be distributed at the beginning of the semester.

Dilger, H. & Hadolt, B. (2010). Medizin im Kontext. Lang.

Harpham, T. (2010). Urban health in Africa. Lit.

Obrist, B. (2006). Struggling for health in the city. Peter Lang.
Bemerkungen The course will be held in English.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen The number of participants is limited to 30 people. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to the subjects listed under "modules".
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 19.02.2020 – 27.05.2020
Zeit Mittwoch, 14.15-16.00 Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 19.02.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 26.02.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 04.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Mittwoch 11.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 18.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 25.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 01.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 08.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 15.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 22.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 29.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 06.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 13.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 20.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 27.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Module Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (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)
Modul: Wissenschaftliche Vertiefung in der Ethnologie: Sachthemen (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Global Ageing and Health (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Active participation, weekly readings and discussion of key texts. Oral and written inputs based on diverse case studies in relation to health and illness in African cities.

If you would like to write a seminar paper in this course, please contact Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund before the beginning of the semester (andrea.kaisergrolimund@unibas.ch).
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Ethnologie

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