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67823-01 - Forschungsseminar: Intimacy, Mobility, and Belonging in Africa and Europe 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende George-Paul Meiu (gp.meiu@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt With late capitalism, across the world, the spectacular rise of various kinds of mobility—migration, humanitarianism, and tourism, among others—has fueled a seemingly opposite trend: a growing preoccupation with autochthony, a desire to distinguish between those who belong and those who do not—to secure citizens and polities from the threats of the “foreign.” Intimacy has played a central role in the ensuing dilemmas. On the one hand, it has fueled mobility. People migrate in search for the means to build and support relations of love, care, and kinship; they claim family reunification rights or invoke discrimination on the basis of sexual or gender identity to obtain residency or asylum in different countries; or, as NGO workers and tourists do, travel to reform or consume intimacies, sexual or otherwise, in different places. On the other hand, intimacy has also become an important criterion of belonging and exclusion. Anxieties over the proliferation of “foreign” sexual and kinship mores, fears that private life may undermine national being, have permeate preoccupations with citizenship. This seminar explores intersections of intimacy, mobility, and belonging in late capitalism. Drawing on ethnographic studies that map various mobilities in and between Africa and Europe, the seminar examines such intersections give rise new conundrums about money, wealth, and wellbeing; youth, age, and generation; ritual and religion; morality and respectability; nationalism and terrorism; among other things. We ask: Why is intimacy so central to mobility and belonging in the present? What forms of subjecthood, value, or political organization have emerged in these contexts? And what do such emergent phenomena reveal about the contemporary world order?
Literatur Cole, Jennifer and Christian Groes (eds). 2016. Affective Circuits: African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Cvajner, Martina. 2019. Soviet Signoras: Personal and Collective Transformations in Eastern European Migration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Mai, Nicola. 2018. Mobile Orientations: An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work, and Humanitarian Borders. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

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".
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung This course is only open to MA and PhD students.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 20.02.2023 – 29.05.2023
Zeit Montag, 16.15-18.00 Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 20.02.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 27.02.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Fasnachstferien
Montag 06.03.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 13.03.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 20.03.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 27.03.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 03.04.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 10.04.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ostern
Montag 17.04.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 24.04.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 01.05.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Tag der Arbeit
Montag 08.05.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 15.05.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 22.05.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Montag 29.05.2023 16.15-18.00 Uhr Pfingstmontag
Module Doktorat Urban Studies: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Urban Studies )
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Media and Imagination (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Research Skills in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Modul: Vertiefung Themenfelder der Geschlechterforschung (Master Studienfach Geschlechterforschung)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Arbeit, Migration und Gesellschaft (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Assessment is based on: (1) short weekly response questions on the readings; (2) in-class presentations on the readings; and (3) a book review essay.
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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