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72852-01 - Kurs: Mobility and Migration in West Africa 4 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Michael Stasik (michael.stasik@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course offers an introduction to key themes in the study of mobility in West Africa, with particular attention to migratory practices and an emphasis on theoretical perspectives founded in anthropology. Starting from the idea of West Africa as a site from which to view outward to the world, and where mobility is productive of culture rather than disruptive of it, we examine how different forms of mobility, as well as immobility, shape and are shaped by cultural, social, economic, and political relations across scales. Departing from policy-driven approaches that emphasise objectivist ‘push and pull’ factors, we prioritise ethnographically-grounded and subject-centred perspectives on the pursuit of (geographic, social and existential) mobility. In an introductory part, we chart an alternative genealogy of Africanist research on mobility within and beyond West Africa, centred around questions of the social organization and political economy of migration. In the main part, we explore new perspectives on West African mobility and migration by considering their intersections with themes of: expectation, hope and imagination; affect, belonging and kinship; responsibility, respectability and remittances; livelihoods and viability; youth and adventure; gender and inequality; hospitality and the stranger; transport and infrastructure; borders and governance.
Lernziele Students acquire a basic understanding of the development of anthropological and Africanist research into mobility and migration in West Africa. They familiarise themselves with different approaches and concepts for describing and analysing the significance of mobility and migration in various West African regional and historical contexts; and they learn to critically question these approaches, concepts and their underlying methods.

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz
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Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Mittwoch 12.15-14.00 Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum

Einzeltermine

Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 18.09.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 25.09.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 02.10.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 09.10.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 16.10.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 23.10.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 30.10.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 06.11.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 13.11.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 20.11.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 27.11.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 04.12.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 11.12.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Mittwoch 18.12.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Module Modul: Einführung in die Ethnographie einer Grossregion (Bachelor Studienfach: Ethnologie)
Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (Master Studienfach: Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Arbeit, Migration und Gesellschaft (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung In addition to regular attendance (max. 2 unexcused absences), students are expected to closely read all assigned texts; to participate in class discussions by formulating questions, responses and critiques relevant to the assigned readings; and to prepare a presentation on a topic chosen in consultation with the lecturer.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung eine Wiederholung, Wiederholung zählt
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Ethnologie

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