ETN Current Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology A

Course content

Modernity has become a global and not only a western condition. But what does this globalised modernity actually imply? To what extent does it create global homogeneity, to what extent does it create new cultural differences – and how does these new cultural differences differ from the past? This course will shed light on these questions from a number of different anthropological and cultural analytical perspectives. We will among other things focus on cultural processes that cross the space of global modernity i.e. migration, diasporich and transnational networks, where terms such as ethno nationalism, cultural essentialism, populism and cosmopolitism serves as examples of new communities and mechanisms of exclusion caused by the globalised modernity. The internal differences of global modernity will serve, as another area of focus, which moreover raises the question – is it even possible to talk about a single global modernity, or should we rather be talking about ‘multiple modernities’? These questions will be elaborated and discussed through a number of concrete case studies i.e. concerning individualism and consumer culture, the network and information society, the global metropolises’ spectrum of different urbanities and global governance.

 

 

 

ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

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