Universität Wien FIND

140565 SE T IV - VM4 - VM7 - Reconsidering Home (2012W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Mittwoch 17.10. 18h-20h30 Seminarraum SG1, Sensengasse, Vorbesprechung

Freitag 23.11. 9h-15h Seminarraum 1, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Campus. Hof 5. 1. Stock

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Fr. 30 Nov 9:00 - 15:00,
Fr. 7. Dezember 9:00 - 15:00 &
Fr. 14. Dezember 9:00 - 15:00 (diese DREI BLÖCKE finden anderswo in Wien statt, nicht an der Uni, Orte werden bei der VB bekanntgegeben.)
Achtung Raumwechsel


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



Zur Zeit sind keine Termine bekannt.


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Home is and has been an instrumental site for the formation of ideological, socioeconomic, legal and political structures and relations (including diaspora/homelands, colonial empires and modern nation(alism)s). At the same time, however, it also functions as an important space for developing strategies and modes of survival, for movement and community building, for support networks, etc.-- even in the most adverse situations. Situated between contention and empowerment, home is a subject where far-reaching structures of power and self-conception can also be linked to agency and resistance in everyday lived practices.

Three strands of debate provide the points of departure in this seminar on reconsidering home: origins (beginnings), identity and community (belongings), and sociopolitical and spatial practices (becomings).

The course readings entail texts from various fields including spatial theory, geography, postcolonial critique, diaspora studies, literary studies, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and transnational feminist studies.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Full attendance and participation in class, group work and completion of the written assignments.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The goal of this course is for the participants to become more familiar with the notion of home and to gain a deeper understanding of its significance in research today. Using home as an exemplary case, this seminar offers ample opportunities to assess the complexities of concepts crucial to many fields, to formulate research questions that address multiple dimensions while remaining focused on the issue at hand, and to become familiar with working with transdisciplinary research methods.


Course readings, preparation of class activities, participation in class discussions and excursions, written assignments.


The course reader will be available at Facultas am Campus.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

T IV, VM4, VM7
MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies: Vertiefung 2

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:51