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080092 SE M210: Culture-History-Habitat: The Anthropology of Cultural Heritage (2018W)

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 01.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 08.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 15.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 22.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 29.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 05.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 12.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 19.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 26.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 03.12. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 10.12. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 07.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 14.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 21.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse
Monday 28.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 (4.Stock) EE Hanuschgasse

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course explores the role of underwear production in the south-eastern region of Lower Austria called Bucklige Welt for women workers and regional development. Since the 1960s, the Swiss-German company Triumph has been a major employer for women for more than 50 years. Using archival research, secondary sources, and biographical interviews, we will approach this topic as a history of individual and collective experiences, of objects, of global interdependences, and as a regional history.

- as a history of individual and collective experiences by looking at women and their work experience, their reflection of and engagement with changes in management cultures and working routines
- as a social history by looking at gender relations in the region, at social and economic developments in the region, at family situation of women working in the factories, at childcare and educational careers of children of these women
- as a history of objects by looking at the materiality of underwear, the appropriation of fabric for own sewing projects at home
- as an entangled history by looking at the origins of fabric and the sale of products worldwide, by the relocation of parts of the production process to eastern European and asian countries

We will discuss these dimensions of the project based on reading assignments. In a second phase you will collaborate actively in research in archives, libraries, and in form of interviews. This project will run over three semester, with an exhibition as the final result. Participation is possible however, in just one seminar or in two or three seminars.

Assessment and permitted materials

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung (2 Mal entschuldigtes Fehlen ist erlaubt)
Die Punkte werden wie folgt vergeben:
The students will be openly asked to actively participate in the teaching and learning processes. They will be encouraged to ask questions and contribute during the lessons and will also be given the opportunity to express their opinions voluntarily about the readings that will be handed out and read in itinere (15 points). Single students or small groups of students (2 to 3 people) will also be asked to present and discuss some articles chosen from the course literature (20 points). Nevertheless, the main learning methods will be attendance and participation in classes and the individual study.

During the course, two visits/excursions to sites or museums in Vienna connected with the course topics will take place. Both will involve a critical discussion with the students meanwhile and afterwards (15 points).

The final assessment will be undertaken through an oral exam with the teacher (50 points).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Für den erfolgreichen Abschluss der LV sind zumindest 50 von 100 möglichen Punkten zu erreichen.
Notenskala:
>= 87,5 sehr gut (1)
>= 75 gut (2)
>= 62,5 befriedigend (3)
>= 50 genügend (4)
< 50 nicht genügend (5)

Examination topics

The exam will be held by means of questions/answers and discussions about the course and literature contents. Its purpose will be to ascertain the students’ knowledge of said contents, but also his/her capacity to acquire and autonomously use critical thinking and research methods.

Reading list

Compulsory readings

R. Bendix, "Heritage between economy and politics: An assessment from the perspective of cultural anthropology", in Smith L., Akagawa N. (eds), Intangible Heritage, Routledge, London-New York 2009, pp. 253-269

K. Kuutma, "The Politics of Contested Representation: UNESCO and the Masterpieces of Intangible Cultural Heritage", in D. Hemme, M. Tauschek, R. Bendix (eds.), Prädikat "Heritage": Wertschöpfungen aus kulturellen Ressourcen, LIT, Berlin 2013, pp. 177-196

S. Macdonald, Memorylands: Heritage and Identity in Europe Today, Routledge, New-York-London 2013, (chapters 1-6, 9), 150 pp. circa

Monika Murzyn, 2006, New interpretations and commercialization of heritage in Krakow after 1989, in Practical Aspects of Cultural Heritage - presentation, revaluation, development, ed. by S. Schröder, Hermes project vol. 1, Universität Weimar.

A. Testa, "From folklore to intangible cultural heritage. Observations about a problematic filiation", in Österreichische Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, n. 119 (3-4), 2016, pp. 183-204

G. Welz, 2017, European Products. Making and Unmaking Heritage in Cyprus, Berghan Books, Chapter 6.

Additional readings
(every student will have to choose and study at home, or present in the class, at least one of the following texts in addition to the compulsory ones)
Auszug, die komplette Liste befindet sich auf Moodle

A. Bernard Knapp and Sophia Antoniadou, "Archaeology, politics and the cultural heritage of Cyprus", in Lynn Meskell (ed.), 1998, Archaeology Under Fire. Nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Routledge, 13-43.

L. Bindi, K. Ballacchio,"Animals and/or Humans. Ethnography and Mediation of ‘Glocal’ Conflicts in the Carresi of Southern Molise (Italy)", Cultural Heritage. Scenarios 2015-2017 Simona Pinton and Lauso Zagato (edited by) Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venezia, pp. 161-176.

C. Bortolotto, "Introduction: le trouble du patrimoine culturel immatériel", in Id. (ed.), Le patrimoine culturel immatériel: enjeux d’une nouvelle catégorie, Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris 2011, pp. 21-43

K. S. Brown, "Contests of heritage and the politics of preservation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", in Lynn Meskell (ed.), 1998, Archaeology Under Fire. Nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Routledge, 68-86

C. Brumann, "Heritage agnosticism a third path for the study of cultural heritage", in Social Anthropology / Anthropology sociale, n. 22 (2), 2015, pp. 173-188

L. S. Fournier 2012, "The Impact of the Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO Policies in France", in Traditiones, n. 41 (2), pp. 193-206

T. Heatherington, "Remodeling the Fortress of Conservation? Living Landscapes and the New Technologies of Environmental Governance", Anthropological Forum Vol. 22, No. 2, July 2012, 165185.

Hodges, Matt. "Disciplinary Anthropology?" Amateur Ethnography and the Production of "Heritage" in Rural France’. Ethnos 76, no. 3 (2011): 348-74.

K. Kotsakis, "The past is ours: images of Greek Macedonia", in Lynn Meskell (ed.), 1998, Archaeology Under Fire. Nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Routledge, 44-67.

L. Meskell "Introduction: Archaeology matters", in Lynn Meskell (edited byed.), 1998, Archaeology Under Fire. Nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Routledge, pp. 1-12.

M. Tauschek, "Reflections on the Metacultural Nature of Intangible Cultural Heritage", in Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, n. 5 (2), 2011, pp.49-64

A. Testa, "È la ?tradizione' ancora buona da pensare? Riflessioni critiche su una nozione controversa", in Annuaire Roumain d’Anthropologie, n. 53, 2016, pp. 63-91

A. Testa, ?Fertility' and the Carnival 1: Symbolic Effectiveness, Emic Beliefs, and the Re-enchantment of Europe", in Folklore, n. 128 (1), 2017, pp. 16-36


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