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59013-01 - Seminar: Theory in Urban Studies 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Kenny R. Cupers (kenny.cupers@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This seminar explores current theories in and for urban studies. Through intensive reading, students in the course will explore how urban theory, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, science and technology studies, theories of capitalism, the environmental humanities, and critical race studies have been brought to bear on urban research. Our central goal is to problematize the relationship between the intellectual project of various strands of self-identified theory and its purpose or intended domain of “application” in urban studies. Rather than conceiving of theory as somehow hovering above reality or disciplinary purviews and therefore universally applicable to urban analysis, this course situates theoretical production in the specific intellectual, material, and geographical contexts from which it emerges.

Central to this course is the ability to situate theory’s claims to validity in the urban. We will start from current urban debates that position “theory from the South” against renewed efforts to theorize global change and planetary transformation. Of particular interest here is an understanding how specific histories of global conflict as well as current anti-colonial, feminist, queer, environmentalist, and indigenous struggles spur theories of urbanity and urban transformation. Our focus will also be on the relationship between technology and subjectivity in the conceptualization of cities, and how race and gender can be analyzed as both constitutive of and constructed by the urban. We will also examine recent conceptualizations of nature and capitalism can inform new approaches to our understanding of cities, territories, and landscapes. In addition to discussions of texts and media, the course will feature targeted assignments for students to mobilize theoretical arguments in their ongoing urban research.
Lernziele - An understanding of current theoretical debates in and for urban studies
- An ability to contextualize theoretical arguments and situate their claims to validity in the urban
- An ability comment upon, revise, and re-purpose theory for the argument of an urban research project

Bemerkungen ONLINE PRESENCE - ***Important note*** - a blended model of in presence and online teaching is aimed for - however, please do follow the instructions of the lecturer each week.
Please do not show up at the room without double checking the course model of each week and keep up to date 24 hrs prior to the next course.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Recommended for second year MA in Critical Urbanisms and Ph.D. in Urban Studies students
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 15.09.2020 – 15.12.2020
Zeit Dienstag, 16.15-18.00 Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212

ONLINE PRESENCE**BLENDED FORMAT**Please do not show up at the room without double checking the course model of each week!

Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 15.09.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 22.09.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 29.09.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 06.10.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 13.10.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 20.10.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 27.10.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 03.11.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 10.11.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 17.11.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 24.11.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 01.12.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 08.12.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Dienstag 15.12.2020 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 212
Module Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Interdisciplinary and Applied African Studies (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Projects and Processes of Urbanization (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2020))
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
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 Urban Studies

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