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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

Creative Industries and Urban Change

2018/2019
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 4 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

Drawing from classical and contemporary literature on urban studies, social and political sciences, cultural sociology and geography, the course offers an overview of cultural institutions, policies and practices as a tool for urban change and development. A special emphasis is made on creative city politics and its recent criticism.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • improve skills in evaluation and development of tools and techniques of urban politics.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • As a result of the course seminar, students will be able to understand and critically discuss topics related to culture and urban development
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to critical cultural studies
    Basic in sociology of culture and critical cultural studies. How to apply political and social theory to culture. Marx, Adorno, CCCS, Becker, Bourdieu.
  • Creative industries as city politics
    A critical history of ‘policies of creativity’ in the UK and US. The cases of Barcelona and Bilbao. Russian context. Creative city, creative industries, creative class.
  • Creativity and Identity
    City branding. Fashion and cultural capitals. Local identities and global markets. Bottom-up and top-down approaches.
  • Resilience studies and critique of advanced capitalism
    Critiques of creative industries. Creative labour studies. Gentrification. Art and politics: activist projects in London and Berlin.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class participation
  • non-blocking Essay
    Both mid-term essay and final exam should have IMRaD structure (Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion). Essays can both based on empirical material or theoretical. At least three source from the course content should be used. The mid-term essay is up to 2500 words, final exam – 6000 words.
  • non-blocking Oral exam
    Both mid-term essay and final exam should have IMRaD structure (Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion). Essays can both based on empirical material or theoretical. At least three source from the course content should be used. The mid-term essay is up to 2500 words, final exam – 6000 words.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.35 * Class participation + 0.35 * Essay + 0.3 * Oral exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • McRobbie, A. (2015). Be Creative : Making a Living in the New Culture Industries. Chicester: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1158829

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Andersson, D. E. A. Å. E. M. C. (2011). Handbook of Creative Cities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=387859
  • Florida, R. L. (2014). The Rise of the Creative Class——Revisited : Revised and Expanded. New York: Basic Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1016104
  • Gerhard, U., Hoelscher, M., & Wilson, D. (2016). Inequalities in Creative Cities : Issues, Approaches, Comparisons. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1338440