Materialities in Practice

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Doel vak

This is a course offered by UvA
After this course participants should be able to:

recognise various ways in which social/material and culture/nature
divisions tend to be made in academia and beyond;
not take the results of (biomedical) research for granted, but instead
investigate the contexts from which it emerges;
differentiate between the effectiveness and the effects of technologies;
discuss the pros and cons of the methods of holism (adding aspects of
reality together) and contrasting (situating, specifying and
differentiating between versions of reality).

Inhoud vak

This is a course offered by UvA
From the bodies of humans via the flesh of apples and oranges, through
to bacteria; from sewage systems via needles through to wheelchairs; and
so on: a lot of stuff is relevant to health and disease. Caring for self
and others is as physical as it is emotional. Whether in the high tech
practices of modern hospitals or the mundane practices of sleeping,
eating and working: materialities are everywhere. How to analyse them?
How to account for them in anthropological studies; in sociological
analyses? How to not take what natural and medical sciences have to say
about materialities for granted, but situate it in their socially
embedded knowledge practices? These are the questions that in this
course we will address.

For more information:


lectures, assignment


attendance of lectures and assignment

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

"This course is offered at the UvA. For more information contact: FNWI Education Service Centre, Science Park 904, servicedesk-esc-, +31 (0)20 525 7100. Enrolment via is required."

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AMU_0028
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. E.V. Syurina MSc

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