240537 SE Refugees, Insurgents and Humanitarians: Towards a Global Ethnography of Afghanistan (P3, P4) (2021S)
- Registration is open from Mo 01.02.2021 00:01 to Tu 23.02.2021 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Th 10.06.2021 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
If the Covid regulations allow it, the course will change to on-site.
Information about the lecture rooms will then follow in time.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Each student will lead the discussion at least once during the semester. This will involve presenting the readings in about 10 minutes and posing a few questions (made available in advance to the participants) to initiate the debate.
Written assignments will be twofold:
1) A written exam, which will take place on Wednesday 30 June 2021, from 9:45-11:15. The students will have to select one question among three that will be asked in relation to the themes discussed in class. They will be allowed to have the class material with them and their computer.
2) An essay of no more than 2000 words due by Sunday 27 June 2021. It will address a subject in connection with events related to Afghanistan as they are unfolded in the news. Typically, it may consist in a critical comment, using the concepts discussed in the course, of two or three articles selected from newspapers or magazines and dealing with the same theme.
Grade will be determined as follows: 20% for classroom participation and discussion; 40% for the written exam; 40% for the essay.
Barfield Thomas J. 2010. Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 404 p.
Billaud Julie. 2015. Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 257 p.
Dupree Louis. 1985. "Afghanistan. iv. Ethnography." Encyclopædia Iranica, available at www.iranica.com, 8 p.
Coburn Noah. 2011. Bazaar Politics: Power and Pottery in an Afghan Market Town, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 273 p.
Edwards David. 2017. Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan, Oakland, etc.: University of California Press, 296 p.
Monsutti Alessandro. 2013. "Anthropologizing Afghanistan: Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters", Annual Review of Anthropology 42, p. 269-285.
--. 2020. Homo Itinerans: Towards a Global Ethnography of Afghanistan, Oxford: Berghahn Books, xvi-132 p.
Shroder John F. 1985. "Afghanistan, i. Geography." Encyclopædia Iranica, available at www.iranica.com, 7 p.