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Cursus: GE3V18007
GE3V18007
Framing Violence
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeGE3V18007
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis;
Contactpersoondr. J. Demmers
Telefoon+31 30 2536198
E-mailj.demmers@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. J. Demmers
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Docent
L. Uhm
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Blok
4  (23-04-2019 t/m 31-08-2019)
Aanvangsblok
4
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Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 01-04-2019 09:00 t/m 02-04-2019 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
  • To improve your capacity to examine the ways in which episodes of violence are framed and portrayed.
  • To gain insight in the functionality of these frames, in terms of: 
1) recruitment of supporters and propagation of a concrete us/them divide;
2) the legitimization of (violent) action; but also
3) to consider the circumstances which condition whether and to what degree social entities are receptive or resistant to certain discourses.
  • To help you to synthesize theory and case material.
Inhoud
About this course:
Our understandings of violent conflicts are influenced by the interpretative frames in which they are placed. The selection of a form and level of explanation for contemporary violent conflict is a serious political act in the sense that representations have political implications. The way in which violent incidents are coded and categorized will play - intentionally, or not - a role in casting blame and responsibility. From colonial racism, to the Cold War ideological stand-off, and the War on Terror, different systems of 'knowledge' have all produced 'authorities' who define and interpret local incidents of violence, but also, and importantly, act upon these interpretations. The portrayal of a bar room brawl as an 'ethnic clash', car-burnings in French suburbs as a 'new intifada', and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as 'a weapon of war' are examples of how violent acts are increasingly framed in terms that are removed from - but certainly feed into - the local settings in which they occur. This course examines this global-local dialectics of framing, in which a variety of actors fight a discursive battle over image, the justification of violence, blame and accountability.

This course is the fourth course in the minor Postcolonial Studies.

LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major, need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment. See for more information: https://tcs.sites.uu.nl/
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Minimaal 45 ECTS in de Bachelor behaald
Verplicht materiaal
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Werkvormen
Hoor/werkcollege

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are expected to finalize all required readings prior to the class sessions, to prepare questions for discussion, and to bring case material to class.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Students are expected to partake in joint and individual oral presentations.

Individueel

Toetsen
Opdracht(en) 1
Weging25
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Analytical skills, writing skills, capacity to critically review discourses on violences in media, policy and public debate.

Deadlines
Midterm assignment and final written final assignment in the form of an e-book (edited volume in which student writes chapter)

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

Paper
Weging75
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Analytical skills, writing skills, capacity to critically review discourses on violences in media, policy and public debate.

Deadlines
Mid-term assignment and final paper.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

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