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Moving and Regrounding. Intersectional Perspectives on the Spatial and Mobility Turn

Darja Klingenberg

6/9 ECTS

Seminar: Kulturwissenschaften: Vertiefung // Vergleichende Sozialwissenschaften: Vertiefung


Ort: AM 104

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 14.10.2019

How do racialised and gendered bodies move through space? How do migrants and minorities appropriate place and createtemporary or lasting homes? How are places experienced where one is seen as an alien or strange body, as a space invader?How are places like clubs, museums, train-stations or parliaments constructed through the presence or absence of certain bodies?Following these questions the seminar will discuss mobility, space and home making through contributions of migration, feminist,critical race scholars. The spatial and mobility turn constituted a paradigmatic shift in the last two decades of migration and genderstudies in particular and sociology, anthropology and cultural studies in general. Debates coming out of feminist theory, criticalrace and post/decolonial studies influenced the epistemological shifts and new approaches and where themselves sharpened byconcepts of space and mobility. The seminar will give a brief introduction into debates around the mobility and spatial turn andits influence on border and migration studies. A second part will deepen the discussion through key contributions of critical race,transnational feminist and postcolonial studies and intersectional perspectives. In a third part the concepts will be applied to casestudies, discussing the construction of dangerous places and racial profiling, racialised bodies in exclusive (white) spaces, migrantand minority home making practices and the construction of diasporic places (other seminar related topics possible). Students areexpected to work on one case and prepare a group presentation applying creative strategies of presentation (city-walks, locationspecific presentations, podcasts, posters, or incorporating objects, recipes, prose or poetry…).

Literatur: Among others: Ahmed, Sara, Claudia Castada, Anne-Marie Fortier, und Mimi Sheller. 2012. Uprootings Regroundings:Questions of Home and Migration, Oxford , New York: Berg. Fanon, Frantz. 2013. Schwarze Haut, weisse Masken. Wien: Turia +Kant.; Puwar, Nirmal. 2004.Space invaders: race, gender and bodies out of place. Oxford , New York: Berg.

Hinweise zur Veranstaltung/zum Blockseminar: The Seminar will be conducted in English and/or German according to studentsneeds and abilities. Readings are mostly in English, Presentations and Essays can be in English or German.

Leistungsnachweise: The students are expected to prepare the readings, actively participate in class discussion and join a group-presentation. 6 ECTS: active participation in class and working group,+ one Hausarbeit (10-15pages) or 2 Essays (5-8 pages each)during the semester | 9 ECTS active participation in class and working group,+ one Hausarbeit 20-25 pages).

Termine: Mo 14.10.19 14 - 16 Uhr (AM 104) | Mo 21.10.19 14:15 - 17:45 Uhr (AM 104) | Mo 04.11.19 14:15 - 17:45 Uhr (HG 104)| Mo 11.11.19 14:15 - 17:45 Uhr (GD 04) | Mo 25.11.19 14:15 - 17:45 Uhr (GD 04) | Mo 09.12.19 14:15 - 17:45 Uhr (GD 04) | Mo13.01.20 14:15 - 17:45 Uhr (GD 04) | Mo 27.01.20 14:15 - 17:45 Uhr (GD 04).

Sprache: Englisch