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240086 VO+UE VM3 / VM6 - Desde acá. Latin American key contributions to Social Sciences (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work
BDG

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Wednesday 27.03. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Wednesday 10.04. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Wednesday 15.05. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Wednesday 29.05. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Wednesday 12.06. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Wednesday 19.06. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course examines the major Latin American contributions to Social Sciences scrutinizing the following terms, concepts and theoretical outlooks: Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Freire), Internal Colonialism (Gonzalez Casnova), Ethnodevelopment (Stavenhagen), Center-Periphery (Prebisch, Galeano), Dependencia (Cardoso/Falletto and others), Liberation Theology (Gutierrez), Liberation Philosophy (Zea, Dussel), Coloniality (Quijano), Hybridity (Canclini) and Critical Postcolonialism (Rivera Cusicanqui).

Learning Outcomes

• A critical understanding of the main contributions of Latin American Social Sciences.
• Evaluation of Latin American intellectual efforts to integrate indigenous knowledge production into (Northern) social science mainstream.
• Understanding the criticism of traditional approaches of social sciences within Latin American scholarship.

All texts will be provided as pdf files. If possible, students are encouraged to read the texts in their original language (Spanish, Portuguese).

Assessment and permitted materials

Group presentations
Small essay

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance 20 Points
Assignments of small written exercises & participation 40 Points
Final essay (5-6 Pages) 40 Points

Grading Criteria:

Attendance & Participation in the discussion of the texts 10 Points
Oral presentation of the course texts 30 Points
Review Essay (min. 2800 words) 60 Points

Grading Scale:
1 (sehr gut) 100-89 points
2 (gut)  88-76 points
3 (befriedigend)  75-63 Punkte
4 (genügend)  62-50 points
5 (nicht genügend)  49-0 points

Class attendance is required (max. 2 absences).

Examination topics

Reading list

Freire, Paulo, Selections from Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 1972
Pablo González Casanova, Internal Colonialism and National Development, Studies in Comparative International Development, April 1965, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 27–37
Stavenhagen, Rodolfo: Ethnodevelopment: A Neglected Dimension in Development Thinking, 1986
Rivera Cusicanqui, Silvia, Ch’ixinakax utxiwa: A Reflection on the Practices and Discourses of Decolonization”, The South Atlantic Quarterly 111:1, 2012
Cardoso/Faletto, Selections from Dependency and Development in Latin America, UP of California, 1979.
Galeano, Eduardo, Selections from The Open Veins of Latin America, New York and London, Monthly Review Press, 1971
César A. Cisneros Puebla, Indigenous Researchers and Epistemic Violence

More literature will be provided at the learning platform.

Association in the course directory

VM3 / VM6; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Module Exkursion und Global Studies (Modulteil Global Studies)

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