MIS, South Asian Cultures. Contestations, Negotiations, Tranformations (F22)

Course content

This course offers critical engagements with the diverse forms of South Asian cultural practices. It examines cultures as lived ‘everyday’ experiences intertwined with broader socio-economic and political changes, and negotiations of structures of caste, class, and gender. It does so by exploring a range of phenomena such as ethno-linguistic and religious identities, public/private distinctions, and engagements with forms of popular culture such as food, modes of dress, cinema, and sport. It draws on ethnographies of the region and its diasporas, as well as audio-visual materials such as films, documentary footage, music, and fiction. The course aims to illuminate critical debates about ‘modernity’ that characterise the contestations, negotiations, and transformations of cultures in South Asia and amongst its diasporas.

Education
  • Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2015 Curriculum
  • Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2019 Curriculum
  • Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Modern India and South Asia Studies, the 2019 Curriculum
Learning outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Sydasiens kulturer (aktivitetskode: HIAB00871E)

BA 2019-ordning:
Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia 1 (aktivitetskode HIAB00941E)

BA tilvalg 2019-prdning:
Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia 1 (aktivitetskode HIAB10121E)
Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia A (aktivitetskode HIAB10151E)
Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia B (aktivitetskode HIAB10161E)

The lessons will be based on a mix of lectures, discussions, film viewings, written assignments and group activities such as excursions. In order to benefit from our small class sessions, it is important to read the assigned material before each class. Students are expected to participate actively and take part in forming the course according to their preferences and needs.

The teaching material will be made available on Absalon

 

Under studieordningen Bachelortilvalg i japanstudier, kinastudier, koreastudier (asienstudier) og moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019 udbydes Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia 1 (Aktivitetskode: HIAB10141E) kun som en del af et studiemønster, mens Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia A (aktivitetskode HIAB10151E) og Moderne Indien og sydasienstudier realia B (aktivitetskode HIAB10161E) er enkeltstående tilvalg.

Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 356,5
  • English
  • 412,5