The Course RSO55306: ‘A global sense of place’ starts 28-10-2013, sign in now!

For whom?

We invite all master students interested in sustainable development, spatial development, community building, place-based policy, rural socio-logy and anthropology for this course.


This course gives an overview of place-based approaches in development. A relational place-based approach is key to the understanding of interrelated rural and urban transformation processes and sustainable development. People are networked to both local and extra-local places.; hence they have a global sense of place and one that is locally specific (Massey 1994; Escobar, 2001). Places are considered as contingent but in time and space differentiated outcomes of three interrelated, unbounded, transformative processes: political-economic, ecological and social-cultural. We will have discussions about:

  • Sense of place
  • Places as sites of negotiation and power struggles
  • The constitution of identities, subjectivities and difference.
  • Politics of place.

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Why should you follow this course?

  • Interesting international guest lectures (if enough students attend the course)
  • Inter-disciplinary approach
  • Urban and rural cases
  • Interactive discussions in small groups

Some practical information:

Course code: RSO 55306;   ECTS: 6,  When: Period 2;

Lectures and Workhops on: Monday-, Tuesday-, Thursday- mornings.

Interested? For more information on the course  send  an email to L.G. Horlings: A detailed Course outline is available.