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66009-01 - Seminar: Colonialism, Imperialism, Urbanization 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Kanishka Goonewardena (kanishka.goonewardena@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course investigates the relations between colonialism, imperialism and urbanization with special reference to the historical geography of capitalism. In doing so, it will focus on the critical intersections of theories of urbanization, colonialism and imperialism, while devoting close attention to the works of Henri Lefebvre and Raymond Williams on the production of space, country and city; to anti-colonial writers such as Frantz Fanon and Edward Said; and to various radical critics of imperialism and colonialism including Samir Amin, Janet Abu-Lughod and Utsa Patnaik and G. V. S. de Silva. These diverse readings will be complemented by several films and short student presentations on selected topics.
The purpose of engaging this range of theories and writers will be to develop an emancipatory understanding of urban issues from a specifically Southern or what used to be called a Third World perspective, with due emphases on such contentious issues as development and underdevelopment, Eurocentrism and Orientalism, universalism and particularity, as well as the challenges of worldwide struggles over national liberation and the right to the city. As such, the course is conceived with two primary learning objectives: first, an awareness of how colonialism, imperialism and urbanization are related within the totality of capitalism; second, an appreciation of the implications of these relations for urban and radical politics.
Bemerkungen This course is capped and 30 students will be the maximum with a priority for 2nd Year Critical Urbanisms Master students on timely registration.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Block
Datum 12.09.2022 – 16.09.2022
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 12.09.2022 09.00-17.00 Uhr Biozentrum, Hörsaal U1.101
Dienstag 13.09.2022 09.00-14.00 Uhr Biozentrum, Hörsaal U1.101
Dienstag 13.09.2022 14.00-17.00 Uhr Biozentrum, Seminarraum Lemon 02.073
Mittwoch 14.09.2022 09.00-17.00 Uhr Biozentrum, Seminarraum Lemon 02.073
Donnerstag 15.09.2022 09.00-17.00 Uhr Biozentrum, Seminarraum Lemon 02.073
Freitag 16.09.2022 09.00-17.00 Uhr Biozentrum, Seminarraum Lemon 02.073
Module Modul: Conflicts and Peacebuilding (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Kulturtechnische Dimensionen (Master Studiengang Kulturtechniken)
Modul: Sachthemen der Ethnologie (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Modul: Ungleichheit, Konflikt, Kultur (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Staatlichkeit, Entwicklung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Pass/Fail
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