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58945-01 - Forschungsseminar: Political Anthropology: Concepts of Today, Issues of Tomorrow 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Lucy Koechlin (lucy.koechlin@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The objective of the research seminar is to actively engage with current topics of political anthropology. Indeed, currently the world seems to be changing at an insane pace, with global disruptions and worldwide trends impacting on individual and social realities in unforeseen ways. The Corona-Crisis is but one more obvious and mighty example, with huge consequences for the reallocation of political power and authority internationally as well as nationally and sub-nationally; on people's movements and interactions; right down to the "ontological security" (Giddens) of people's experience and meaning of the self, the social world, as well as the present and the future, all of which has been disturbed if not downright dislocated by Covid-19.
Other pertinent issues may include climate change, migration, or work, for instance, that have rather paled in comparison to the urgency of the Corona-Crisis, but are urgent and salient in their own right, and possibly (for instance in the case of mobility, or work and labour relations/conditions) have been propelled into an as yet unknown future by Covid-19.
All of these and more issues are of utmost importance to political anthropology – if it wants to stay relevant in making sense of the world we are living in. In the course of the semester, we will be identifying pertinent current and future issues where political anthropology can and should add analytical value.
We will seek to engage with these selected topics with regard to our own research interests, exploring in what ways we can push our own research agenda forwards and into the future.
Lernziele The objective is to think more sharply about how current and future topics can be made fruitful from a political anthropology perspective. However, the key point of departure is one's own research interests. In this sense, the curriculum will be co-created by the participants in a circular flow of knowledge-transfer and knowledge-creation.
Literatur Closer to the beginning of the semester an email will be sent to those who have registered with some ideas about content, inspirations, and process. We will jointly develop the course schedule and literature in the first few weeks of term.
Bemerkungen Please do not hesitate to contact me under lucy.koechlin@unibas.ch if you have any questions on your mind or ideas you would like to share.


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 21.09.2020 – 14.12.2020
Zeit Montag, 14.15-16.00 - Online Präsenz -
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 21.09.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 28.09.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 05.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 12.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 19.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 26.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 02.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 09.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 16.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 23.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 30.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 07.12.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 14.12.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Modul: Changing Societies Lab (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Interdisciplinary and Applied African Studies (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Research Skills in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
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