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The Politics of Place and Space

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Kod przedmiotu: 3102-FPPS Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 14.7 / (0314) Socjologia i kulturoznawstwo
Nazwa przedmiotu: The Politics of Place and Space
Jednostka: Instytut Etnologii i Antropologii Kulturowej
Grupy: Courses in foreign languages
III rok studiów licencjackich
Moduł L5: Antropologia polityczna i ekonomiczna
Punkty ECTS i inne: 6.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:

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Skrócony opis:

This course explores the politics of place and space, with a particular focus on the transformation of cities and urban conflicts. It examines these topics through a variety of theoretical approaches in anthropology and human geography, as well as from diverse ethnographic perspectives. It covers topics that range from modernist city-planning to mundane place-making, and from appropriation of space to the right to the city and urban insurgency. The course emphasizes the mutually constitutive relationships between place, space, and the political. It highlights spatiality and place as crucial dimensions of power and resistance in the city. It also stresses the significance of ethnography as a method for tracing the political in unlikely locations.

Pełny opis:

This course explores the politics of place and space, with a particular focus on the transformation of cities and urban conflicts. It examines these topics through a variety of theoretical approaches in anthropology and human geography, as well as from diverse ethnographic perspectives. It covers topics that range from modernist city-planning to mundane place-making, and from appropriation of space to the right to the city and urban insurgency. The course emphasizes the mutually constitutive relationships between place, space, and the political. It highlights spatiality and place as crucial dimensions of power and resistance in the city. It also stresses the significance of ethnography as a method for tracing the political in unlikely locations.

Efekty uczenia się:

Po ukończeniu zajęć studenci potrafią:

- analitycznie myśleć i dokonywać obserwacji i krytyki przemian społeczno-kulturowych

- posługiwać się wybranym językiem obcym na poziomie B2+ Europejskiego Systemu Opisu Kształcenia Językowego

- posługiwać się specjalistyczną terminologią z zakresu etnologii i antropologii kulturowej w języku obcym

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Course essay (term paper) of 2,500 words. Students will be asked to submit 250-word abstracts of their prospective essays mid-semester. Students are free to pick a topic of their choice, as long as it speaks to the overall theme of the course. The essays should also engage with at least selected readings discussed during the semester, plus any other relevant literature (which the students will be expected to identify). In addition, students will have the opportunity to volunteer to make a presentation on one of the required readings during the semester. A successful presentation equals half a grade up on the final score.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/19" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-01-25
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Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Mateusz Laszczkowski
Prowadzący grup: Mateusz Laszczkowski
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Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Literatura:

Session 1: Place, space, and culture

Required reading: Low, Setha, 2016, Spatializing Culture: The Ethnography of Space and Place, New York: Routledge, 1‑33.

Recommended further reading: Agnew, John, 2005, ‘Space:Place’, in P. Cloke and R. Johnston (eds), Spaces of Geographical Thought: Deconstructing Human Geography’s Binaries, London: Sage, 81‑96.

Cresswell, Tim, 2011, ‘Place’, in J.A. Agnew and J.S. Duncan (eds), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 235‑244.

Massey, Doreen, 1994, Space, Place, and Gender, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

‑‑‑‑‑. 2005, For Space, London: Sage.

Session 2: The social production and social construction of space

Required reading: Low, Setha, 2000, On the Plaza: The Politics of Public Space and Culture, Austin: University of Texas Press, 127‑153.

Session 3: The production of space: the Marxist view

Required reading: Lefebvre, Henri, 1991, The Production of Space, Oxford: Blackwell, 26‑46, 68‑79, 140‑47, 401‑04.

Recommended background and further reading: Goonewardena, Kanishka, Stefan Kipfer, Richard Milgrom, and Christian Schmid (eds), 2008, Space, Difference, Everyday Life: Reading Henri Lefebvre, New York: Routledge.

Harvey, David, 2003, Paris, Capital of Modernity, New York: Routledge.

Lefebvre, Henri, 2003 (1970), The Urban Revolution, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Merrifield, Andy, 2006, Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction, New York: Routledge.

Session 4: Space and the high-modernist state

Required reading: Scott, James C., 1998, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 53‑83.

Session 5: Walking in the city

Required reading: De Certeau, Michel, 1984, The Practice of Everyday Life, Berkeley: University of California Press, 91‑110, 115‑130.

Richardson, Tanya, 2008, Kaleidoscopic Odessa: History and Place in Contemporary Ukraine, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 139‑170.

Session 6: Governing the urban

Required reading: Rabinow, Paul, 2003 (1982), ‘Ordonnance, Discipline, Regulations: Some Reflections on Urbanism’, in S.M. Low and D. Lawrence-Zúñiga (eds), The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 353‑362.

Recommended background and further reading: Foucault, Michel, 1977, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, New York: Vintage Books, 135‑149, 195‑228.

Foucault, Michel, 1991, ‘Governmentality’, in G. Burchell, C. Gordon and P. Miller (eds), The Foucault Effects: Studies in Governmentality, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 87‑104.

Rabinow, Paul, 1989, French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Session 7: The modernist city

Required reading: Holston, James, 1999 (1989), ‘The Modernist City and the Death of the Street’, in S.M. Low (ed.), Theorizing the City: The New Urban Anthropology Reader, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 245‑276.

Recommended further reading: Holston, James, 1989, The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of Brasilia. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Session 8: Separations

Required reading: Appel, Hannah C., 2012, ‘Walls and White Elephants: Oil Extraction, Responsibility, and Infrastructural Violence in Equatorial Guinea’, Ethnography 13(4):439‑465.

Caldeira, Teresa, 1999, ‘Fortified Enclaves: The New Urban Segregation’, in S.M. Low (ed.), Theorizing the City: The New Urban Anthropology Reader, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 83‑107.

Recommended further and background reading: Borneman, John, 1997, ‘State, Territory, and National Identity Formation in the Two Berlins, 1945‑1995’, in A. Gupta and J. Ferguson (eds), Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 93‑117.

Low, Setha M., 2003, ‘The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear’, in S.M. Low and D. Lawrence-Zúñiga (eds), The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 387‑407.

Rodgers, D., 2012, ‘Haussmannization in the Tropics: Abject Urbanism and Infrastructural Violence in Nicaragua’, Ethnography 13(4):413‑438.

Session 9: Spatial modernity in Africa and Asia, part 1.

Required reading: Herzfeld, Michael, 2006, ‘Spatial Cleansing: Monumental Vacuity and the Idea of the West’, Journal of Material Culture 11(1/2):127‑149.

Mbembe, Achille, 2004, ‘Aesthetics of Superfluity’, Public Culture 16(3):373‑405.

Recommended further reading: Bissenova, Alima, 2014, ‘The Master Plan of Astana: Between “the Art of Government” and “the Art of Being Global”’ in M. Reeves, J. Rasanayagam, and J. Beyer (eds), Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 127‑148.

Roy, Ananya and Aihwa Ong (eds), 2011, Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Session 10: Spatial modernity in Africa and Asia, part 2.

Required reading: De Boeck, Filip, 2011, ‘Inhabiting Ocular Ground: Kinshasa’s Future in the Light of Congo’s Spectral Urban Politics’, Cultural Anthropology 26(2):263‑286/

Simone, Abdoumaliq, 2001, ‘On the Worlding of African Cities’, African Studies Review 44(2):15‑41.

Zhang, Li, 2006, ‘Contesting Spatial Modernity in Late-Socialist China’, Current Anthropology 47(3):461‑484.

Recommended further reading: Askew, Marc, 2002, Bangkok: Place, Practice and Representation, London: Routledge.

Laszczkowski, Mateusz, 2016, ‘City of the Future’: Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana, New York: Berghahn Books.

Session 11: Theorizing the right to the city, part 1: Lefebvre

Required reading: Lefebvre, Henri, 1996, ‘The Right to the City’, in Writings on Cities, Oxford: Blackwell, 147‑159.

Session 12: Theorizing the right to the city, part 2: Harvey

Required reading: Harvey, David, 2012, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, London: Verso, 3‑26, 115‑153.

Session 13: Insurgent citizenship

Required reading: Holston, James and Arjun Appadurai, 1996, ‘Cities and Citizenship’, Public Culture 8:187‑204.

Holston, James, 2009, ‘Insurgent Citizenship in an Era of Global Urban Peripheries’, City & Society 21(2):245‑267.

Recommended further reading: Lazar, Sian, 2007, El Alto, Rebel City: Self and Citizenship in Andean Bolivia, Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Session 14: Urban uprisings

Required reading: Harvey, David, 2012, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, London: Verso, 159‑164.

Juris, Jeffrey S., 2012, ‘Reflections on #Occupy Everywhere: Social Media, Public Space, and Emerging Logics of Aggregation’, American Ethnologist 39(2):259‑279.

Kuymulu, Mehmet B., 2013, ‘Reclaiming the Right to the City: Reflections on the Urban Uprisings in Turkey’, City 17(3):274‑278.

Sabea, Hanan, 2013, ‘A “Time out of Time”: Tahrir, the Political and the Imaginary in the Context of the January the 25th Revolution in Egypt’, https://culanth.org/fieldsights/211-a-time-out-of-time-tahrir-the-political-and-the-imaginary-in-the-context-of-the-january-25th-revolution-in-egypt

Recommended further reading: Dalakoglou, Dimitris, 2013, ‘The Movement and the “Movement” of Syntagma Square’, https://culanth.org/fieldsights/69-the-movement-and-the-movement-of-syntagma-square

Fiexa, Carles, 2013, ‘The #spanishrevolution and Beyond’ https://culanth.org/fieldsights/68-the-spanishrevolution-and-beyond

Navaro-Yashin, Yael, 2013, ‘Editorial—Breaking Memory, Spoiling Memorization: The Taksim Protests in Istanbul’, https://culanth.org/fieldsights/411-editorial-breaking-memory-spoiling-memorization-the-taksim-protests-in-istanbul

Session 15: The search for autonomous space

Required reading: Krøijer, Stine and Inger Sjørslev, 2011, ‘Autonomy and the Spaciousness of the Social in Denmark: The Conflict Between Ungodmshusel and Faderhuset’, Social Analysis 55(2):84‑105.

Razsa, Maple, 2015, Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 148‑173.

Recommended further reading: Ince, Anthony, 2012, ‘In the Shell of the Old: Anarchist Geographies of Territorialisation’, Antipode 44(5):1645‑1666.

Uwagi:

Course's schedule:

October: Fridays (5th, 12th) 9.45-13.00

December: Friday, 21st, 9.45-13.00

January: Mondays (7th, 14th, 21st) 11.30-13.00 and Fridays (11th, 18th, 25th) 9.45-13.00

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