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55718-01 - Übung: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Insurances. How Societies Handle Risks and Build Social Protection (with a Focus on the African Context) 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Eva Kocher (eva.kocher@unibas.ch)
Melina Rutishauser (melina.rutishauser@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Insurances are amongst the most important financial products of modern times, shaping not only national and international economies, but also the ways societies deal with risk and insecurities. Given the current and historical fragility in many African contexts and its role in the Global Political Economy since decolonisation, it is astonishing how little social sciences and humanities have contributed to understand the formation of African insurance markets, until recently. Both social anthropology and history offer a variety of perspectives to address how societies deal with risk and build social protection. We propose to look more closely into insurance-models in the Nigerian, Cameroonian and Tanzanian context since independence within our course, with the aim to understand modern insurances, social protection and risk management from historical and anthropological perspectives. Insurances are part of and linked with diverse discourses as for example financialisation, cooperation, social protection, solidarity, trust etc., which are embedded in global, regional and local contexts. How can we understand insurances, social protection and risk management in an African context? How have private insurances and health coverage evolved in these particular contexts? What is the role of international corporations, organisations and globalisation in the promotion of insurances (e.g. health insurances in the case of Universal Health Coverage)? During the course we will engage with past and ongoing research projects as well as theoretical reflections concerning these and related questions and topics.
This course offers students therefore the opportunity to think critically about interdisciplinary approaches to the field of risk management, social protection and insurance as well as to reflect on the methodical diversity existing to address this particular thematic field.
Lernziele Students will
- Get an overview of key literature on insurance, risk management and social protection from a historical and social anthropology perspective with focus on Africa.
- Develop critical perspectives on different modes of insurances, risk management and social protection through reading and discussions of current and past research projects.
- Familiarize with different theoretical, methodological and analytical concepts to understand insurances, social protections and risk managements.
Literatur All required literature will be available on ADAM. Compulsory reading for the first session will be made available in advance on ADAM. In the program, which will be uploaded on ADAM, the compulsory reading for every session will be indicated.
• Borscheid,Peter; Haueter, Niels Viggo (eds.): World Insurance. The Evolution of a Global Risk Network. Oxford 2012.
• Dao, A. and Mulligan, J. (2015). Toward an Anthropology of Insurance and Health Reform: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Medical anthropology quarterly.

 

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 20.02.2020 – 28.05.2020
Zeit Donnerstag, 14.15-16.00 Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 20.02.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 27.02.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 05.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Donnerstag 12.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 19.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 26.03.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 02.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 09.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ostern
Donnerstag 16.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 23.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 30.04.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 07.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 14.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 21.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Donnerstag 28.05.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Module Modul: Analysefelder: Ideen - Diskurse - Wissen (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2018))
Modul: Archive / Medien / Theorien (Bachelor Studienfach Geschichte)
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Forschung und Praxis (Master Studienfach Osteuropäische Geschichte)
Modul: Profil: Moderne (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2018))
Modul: Reflexion, Methodik, Praxis (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Sachthemen der Ethnologie (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Modul: Theorie (Master Studienfach Geschichte)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular presence, reading of the compulsory texts, active participation in discussions and an individual assignment. One of the following assignments can be chosen:
a) To write a reading response paper (What are the main arguments of the text? How is the text linked to our general topic? What have been striking, interesting, remarkable aspects, and arguments in the text?) and phrase three questions to be discussed in the respective session. The reading response has to be shared with the organisers in advance.
b) Submitting a protocol of a session reflecting the discussion in the course and the respective readings, as well as linking it with current debates and/or personal experiences. The protocol has to be shared two weeks later on ADAM.
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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