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In this course students will be introduced to the topical themes in contemporary anthropology: roads, automobility, car cultures, migration, road narratives, and roads in film and literature. The course is based on the notions of movement and mobility and will incorporate the ethnographic material from the North, including Scotland and Siberia. During the course students will conduct their own research on the road of their choice. The course includes: a fieldwork element, screenings of documentary films about roads, and weekly student-led discussions.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
In this course we explore concepts of movement and mobility, topical themes in contemporary anthropology. This course ranges over such themes as roads, automobility, car cultures, migration, trafficking, road narratives, and roads in films and literature, gradually building towards theoretical conceptualization of roads. The course will rely on the ethnographic material from the North, including Scotland and Siberia. Students will conduct their own original research on the theme of road. Short fieldwork and documentary films about roads are incorporated in the course. One lecture and one student-led seminar per week.
Available only to students in Programme year 4.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Each student is expected to present at least once on a required reading. This is assessed during the class.
Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work, where appropriate. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.