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62052-01 - Seminar: Humans, Animals, Health – African Contexts and Anthropological Debates 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund (andrea.kaisergrolimund@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Covid-19 has once again contributed to discussions regarding the possible transmission of pathogens from non-human vertebrates to humans. Zoonotic diseases not only require attention to such "spill-over" moments, but also highlight the coexistence of humans, animals, pathogens, and parasites in what is currently being called the Anthropocene. Entanglements are multifaceted, they can be both beneficial (e.g. animal therapeutics) and harmful, and they raise ontological questions about life itself. In this seminar, we will engage in such debates from an anthropological perspective. Our main focus will be on health in a broad sense, as medical anthropology is currently calling for defining health and well-being within a multispecies reality. The various case studies we will discuss will take us to African contexts and beyond, emphasizing the importance of the ethnographic specificities of varying local contexts.
Literatur An extensive list of the relevant literature will be distributed at the beginning of the semester.

Brown, H. and Nading, A.M. (2019), Introduction: Human Animal Health in Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 33: 5-23. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12488
Bemerkungen Please note that this seminar is offered as a block course and that the block of november 19/20 is only reserved as a replacement date.


Teilnahmebedingungen The number of participants is limited to 25 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 Block
Datum 24.09.2021 – 20.11.2021
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 24.09.2021 14.15-17.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 103
Freitag 15.10.2021 14.15-17.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 103
Samstag 16.10.2021 10.15-17.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Freitag 12.11.2021 14.15-17.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 103
Samstag 13.11.2021 10.15-17.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Freitag 19.11.2021 14.15-17.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 103
Samstag 20.11.2021 10.15-17.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Module Modul: Advances in Epidemiology, Statistics and Global & Public Health (Masterstudium: Epidemiologie)
Modul: Areas: Afrika (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Ethnographien (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Modul: Wissenschaftliche Vertiefung in der Ethnologie: Ethnographien (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Global Ageing and Health (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Preparatory reading, active participation and discussion of key texts. Oral and written contributions based on selected ethnographic case studies.

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