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59836-01 - Seminar: Citizenship and mobility, with a focus on Africa 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende James Lawrence Merron (james.merron@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course elaborates on citizenship and mobility through the prism of public health in Africa. We will explore the concept of ‘therapeutic citizenship’ and the transnational landscape within which people and institutions move, thinking critically about forms of citizenship that arise when institutions are absent and where other forms of citizenship can not be relied upon to secure life itself. In situations where citizenship emerges from ‘triage’ - i.e. the method of deciding who lives and who dies - medical treatment is contingent on social relations and the ability to capitalise on social networks (both local and international). The context in which social inequalities are transcribed into biological differences challenges our sociological imaginations, encouraging us to re-evaluate the theories, concepts, and methods that we might take for granted. The course then proceeds by addressing the politics of social and biological transformation, with a focus on the experiential ‘technologies of the self’ through which people negotiate life, death and their place in the world.
Lernziele Participants will learn to frame research questions that relate to citizenship and mobility, using case studies drawn from Africa in the purview of public health. Students will leave the course with a competence and sensitivity toward the ethical, conceptual and methodological challenges of conducting research on these topics.
Literatur Vinh-Kim Nguyen (2010). The Republic of Therapy. Duke University Press.

Giorgio Agamben (1998). Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford University Press.

Miriam Ticktin (2014). “Transnational humanitarianism”. Annual Review of Anthropology, 43, 273-289.

Sabine Netz et al. (2019). “Claiming citizenship rights through the body multiple”. Citizenship Studies, 23(7), 637-651.

Peter Redfield (2017). “Doctors without borders and the moral economy of pharmaceuticals”. In A. Bullard (Ed.), Human Rights in Crisis (pp. 129-144). Routledge.

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 15.09.2020 – 15.12.2020
Zeit Dienstag, 14.15-16.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 15.09.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 22.09.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 29.09.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 06.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 13.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 20.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 27.10.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 03.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 10.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 17.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 24.11.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 01.12.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 08.12.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 15.12.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Module Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Forschungsfelder der Ethnologie (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Modul: Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Modul: Ungleichheit, Konflikt, Kultur (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Students are expected to read one text per week and be prepared to discuss this text in detail during class time. Each session’s discussion will be guided by a student who will present on a key topic from the literature (plus issues surrounding it). This presentation and feedback will provide the material for a short (3-5 page) paper due at the end of the semester.
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 Soziologie

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