AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 001 Embodiment and Space in African Cities
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Using embodiment as a paradigm for the study of human action in African cities and understanding cultural practices as occurring within embodied spaces, this course examines the production of space in African societies and the shaping of human subjectivity within those spaces. We will be guided by the premise that human consciousness is inseparable from the body and that all humans experience their environment as embodied beings. Many indigenous worldviews across the African continent are rooted in corporeal practices and these perspectives remain in the collective memory and daily reality of many urban communities. Our investigations are driven by several crucial questions:

  • How do Africans across the continent experience their cities on a daily basis?
  • How are cities in Africa the locus of cultural creativity?
  • How can we challenge the terms under which African cities are conceptualized and discussed?

During this semester we will discover how urban Africans' perspectives are informed by their age, gender and sexuality, and religion. We will also observe the innovative responses they have developed towards globalization, governmental crises, violence, and HIV/AIDS, amongst other issues. We will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach in our studies of the spaces of various African cities and their occupants.

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AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
29127
Open
17
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
29370
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
30944
Open
15
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
23438
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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F 12:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
23823
Open
3
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Class meets in 5915 BUHL, Med Science Building
009 (SEM)
P
32315
Open
7
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
P
32354
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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W 12:00PM - 3:00PM
012 (SEM)
P
35249
Open
15
 
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MW 12:30PM - 2:30PM
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