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240520 SE Anthropological Perspectives on Mobility, Space/Place and Time (P4) (2018W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


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


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 03.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 19.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 26.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 03.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 10.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 07.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 14.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

Mobility is a human condition. Contemporary mobility studies primarily treat mobility as a phenomenon of high modernity, while for the longest time of humans´ existence they have been on the move. We also have to consider the variations of the state of mobility among the variety of societies around the globe and the mobility-hypes in the age of globalisation. This seminar will investigate on the concept of 'multilocality' which allows to understand that in all forms of mobility there are moments of stasis and situatedness, and thus, of making and attachment to 'place'. Furthermore, 'time' is an intrinsic dimension to mobility in connection to stasis and situatedness. Place and time shape the understanding and practices of social and physical 'spaces'. Based on theoretical works and case studies we locate the term 'multilocality' into the broader discussions of place, space, time, mobility, transnational, and migration studies with a focus on Anthropology but also considering other disciplines like Geography.
Introduction to the theme in the first meeting. Close reading and group presentations of proposed texts. Group and plenary discussions. Writing of an individual seminar paper.
The students will be familiar with key readings in the field of mobility and multilocality studies considering the thematic fields of place, space and time.

Assessment and permitted materials

One page written synopsis of each reading task must be delivered before the respective session. Discussion of literature in class, group presentation, seminar paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

80 % attendance is required. If one session is missed an additional assignment must be completed
Seminar paper 30%
Written synopsis 30%
Presentation 30%
Contribution to discussion in class 10%
All tasks must be deliverd. If one is missing, the completion of the seminar is not possible.

Examination topics

Reading list

will be announced in first session

Association in the course directory

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