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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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URBS 257 - Genre and the Postcolonial City


1 unit(s)
(Same as AFRS 257  and POLI 257 ) This course explores the physical and imaginative dimensions of selected postcolonial cities. The theoretical texts, genres of expression and cultural contexts that the course engages address the dynamics of urban governance as well as aesthetic strategies and everyday practices that continue to reframe existing senses of reality in the postcolonial city. Through an engagement with literary, cinematic, architectural among other forms of urban mediation and production, the course examines the politics of migrancy, colonialism, gender, class and race as they come to bear on political identities, urban rhythms and the built environment. Case studies include: Johannesburg , Nairobi, Algiers and migrant enclaves in London and Paris. Samson Opondo.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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