Anthropology of Space


We are used to regard space as an abstract dimension in which take place the human activities. The course instead is bringing the concept of space as actively involved in human activity and experience. Space is not only socially and culturally produced, but parallely decisive in shaping human activities and social relations.   During the course we go back back to anthropological approaches of the area from older positivist, functionalist and structuralist, to more recent that highlight the political dimension of space and approaching it in the light of the theory and practice of phenomenology. Through various ethnographic studies are examined different experiences of space that are not necessarily related to a western lifestyle and thinking. Furthermore are examined the ways in which the site is involved in issues of identity, it becomes subject to claim and converted into power trading field. Finally are explored the meanings of space at a time when constant streams of people, information, ideas and goods cross national boundaries and are no longer identified with a unique space origin.


Objectives

The main aim of the course is to familiarize students with the meaning, the significance, dimensions and on occasion influence of space.


Prerequisites

No prerequisites.


Syllabus

INTRODUCTION DECONSTRUCTING THE MAPS PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO SPACE SPACE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY CLAIMED/DISPUTED SITE MOVING SITES

COURSE DETAILS

Level:

Type:

Undergraduate

(A-)


Instructors: Eleana Gialouri
Department: Department of Social Anthropology
Institution: Panteion University
Subject: Anthropology
Rights: CC - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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