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

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Maren Larsen (maren.larsen@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 This course is mainly for Second Year Master Students in Critical Urbanisms and on timely registration students from the Critical Urbanisms will be prioritised before students from other subject areas.

 

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 28.09.2021 – 21.12.2021
Zeit Dienstag, 16.00-18.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 28.09.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 05.10.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 12.10.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 19.10.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 26.10.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 02.11.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 09.11.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 16.11.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 23.11.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 30.11.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 07.12.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 14.12.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Dienstag 21.12.2021 16.00-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
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)
Modul: Transfer: Europa interdisziplinär (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies

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