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230116 WS Diagnosis of Society: Urban Sociology (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 35 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 11.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 18.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 25.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 01.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 29.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 06.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 24.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will:
- Provide the theoretical foundations of urban sociology, from the classics to the recent developments,
- Provide students with the conceptual tools to critically approach urban research,
Engage students in in-class presentations on selected readings.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final assessment will draw on the topics presented in class.

Important Grading Information:
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme must be met.
If a required task is not fulfilled, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness).
In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading.
Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.

If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’.
The plagiarism-detection service (Turnitin in Moodle) can be used in course of the grading: Details will be announced by the lecturer.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of general sociological theory is desirable.

Students will be evaluated as follows:
- 20% in-class participation,
- 30% presentation of an article/chapter for in-class discussion,
50% essay (approx. 3000 words) based on the topic of the presentation.

Examination topics

Reading list

Bagnasco, A. Le Galès P. (2000) Cities in contemporary Europe. Cambridge University Press.
Bell, D. A., & De-Shalit, A. (2013). The spirit of cities: Why the identity of a city matters in a global age. Princeton University Press.
Brenner, N., 1998. Global Cities, Glocal States: Global City Formation and State Territorial Restructuring in Contemporary Europe. Review of International Political Economy, 5(1), pp. 1-37.
Castells, M. (1980). The urban question: A Marxist approach (Social structure and social change ; 1). Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
Castells, M. (1983). The city and the grassroots: a cross-cultural theory of urban social movements. Univ of California Press.
Florida, R. (2005) Cities and the Creative Class. City and Community, 2, 1, pp. 3-19.
Friedmann, J. (1986). The world city hypothesis. Development and change, 17(1), 69-83.
Harding A. Blokland T. (2014) Urban Theory, London: Sage.
Harvey, D. (1989). From managerialism to entrepreneurialism: the transformation in urban governance in late capitalism. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 71(1), 3-17.
Knox, P. L. & Taylor, P. J. (Eds.). (1995). World cities in a world-system. Cambridge University Press.
Le Galès, P. (2002) European Cities, Social Conflicts and Governance, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mingione, E. (1996). Urban poverty and the underclass: A reader (Studies in urban and social change). Oxford: Blackwell.
Molotch, H. (1976) The city as a growth machine. Towards a political Economy of Place, American Journal of Sociology, 82: 309-332.
Nicholls, W. J. (2008). The urban question revisited: the importance of cities for social movements. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 32(4), 841-859.
Parker, S. (2004) Urban Theory and the Urban Experience, London: Routledge.
Simmel G. (1908) The metropolis and mental life.
Sassen, S. (2005) The global city: introducing a concept, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, XI, 2, pp. 26-43.
Savitch, H., & Kantor, P. (2002). Cities in the international marketplace: The political economy of urban development in North America and Western Europe. Princeton, N.J.; Oxford :: Princeton Univ. P.
Smith, N. (1987) Gentrification and the rent gap, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 77, 3, pp. 462-465.
Judge, D., Stoker, G., & Wolman, H. (Eds.). (1995). Theories of urban politics. Sage.
Storper, M. Scott, A. J. (2016) Current debates in Urban Theory: A critical assessment Urban Studies.
Wirth L. (1938) Urbanism as a way of life. American Journal of Sociology 44 (1) pp. 1-24.
Zukin S. (1995) Whose Culture? Whose City? The Cultures of Cities, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

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