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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. A detailed Course outline is available.