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63864-01 - Seminar: Female West Africa: Ethnographic Encounters 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Michelle Engeler (michelle.engeler@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This seminar will explore West Africa through the glasses of female anthropologists; how do they work the terrain, what challenges do they face and which topics do they emphasize while discussing the extremely high variety of natural, societal and cultural forms characterizing West Africa? 'Female West Africa' is thus a seminar that creates encounters with women working during different times, coming from different generations, having various regional backgrounds and discussing, amongst others, also past and present lives and experiences of the very often mis-/underrepresented female population of West Africa.

Besides analyzing and rewarding female ethnographies/anthropologists, this seminar also critically engages in discussing ethnographic writing, feminist anthropology and gender equality/diversity in the social sciences. Finally, participants will further train their scientific reading and writing skills. Students who write a seminar paper may also include qualitative data collected through interviews with key anthropological authors.
Lernziele Participants will critically read and analyze ethnographies written by female anthropologists, learn about women living and shaping West Africa and discuss ethnographic writing, gender equality and diversity in the social sciences. In addition, they will further train their scientific working skills (reading, writing, data collection and interpretation,...).
Literatur Introduction:
- Jackson, Ruth & Kelly, Max (eds.) 2019. Women researching in Africa: the impact of gender, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Neuilly, Melanie-Angela & Muhammad, Bahiyyah M. (eds.) 2019. Mothering from the field: the impact of motherhood on site-based research, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Possible Case Studies:
- Alber, Erdmute 2018. Transfers of belonging. Child fostering in West Africa in the 20th century, Leiden, Boston, Brill.
- Ammann, Carole 2020. Women, agency, and the state in Guinea. Silent politics, London, Routledge.
- Botta Somparé, Ester 2015. Education familiale et scolaire dans une société pastorale guinéenne, Paris, L’Harmattan.
- Dankwa, Serena Owusua 2021. Knowing women: same-sex intimacy, gender, and identity in postcolonial Ghana, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
- Dessertine, Anna 2021. À quoi tient le village: espaces et mobilités en pays malinké (Guinée), Nanterre, Société d’Ethnologie.
- Faure, Armelle 2020. Révolution et sorcellerie. Une ethnologue au Burkina Faso, Bordeaux, Elytis
- Hannaford, Dinah 2017. Marriage without borders: transnational spouses in neoliberal Senegal, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Lentz, Carola 2013. Land, mobility, and belonging in West Africa: natives and strangers, Indiana University Press.
- Mazzocchetti, Jacinthe 2009. Être étudiant à Ouagadougou. Imaginaire et précarité, Paris, Karthala.
- Roth, Claudia 1994. Und sie sind stolz. Zur Ökonomie der Liebe. Die Geschlechtertrennung bei den Zara in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, Frankfurt a. M., Brandes und Apsel.
- Steuer, Noemi 2012. Krankheit und Ehre. Über HIV und soziale Anerkennung in Mali, Bielefeld, transcript.



Bemerkungen The readyness to read and discuss publications written in French is a huge advantage for this course.

 

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 wöchentlich
Datum 24.02.2022 – 02.06.2022
Zeit Donnerstag, 10.15-12.00 Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 24.02.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 03.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 10.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Donnerstag 17.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 24.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 31.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 07.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 14.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ostern
Donnerstag 21.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 28.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 05.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 12.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 19.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Donnerstag 26.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Donnerstag 02.06.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Module Modul: Ethnographien (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Themenfelder der Geschlechterforschung (Bachelor Studienfach Geschlechterforschung)
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Modul: Vertiefung Themenfelder der Geschlechterforschung (Master Studienfach Geschlechterforschung)
Modul: Wissenschaftliche Vertiefung in der Ethnologie: Ethnographien (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Preparatory reading, active participation, discussion of key texts and oral/written contributions based on selected ethnographic case studies will be mandatory for all participants.

If you additionally would like to write a seminar paper in this course, please contact Michelle Engeler before the beginning of the semester (michelle.engeler@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

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