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Anthropology of bureaucracy

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course charts classical social theory of bureaucracy, key historical work and emergent ethnographies in this new field. While it includes case studies that range from (post)colonial, (post)socialist and EU contexts, its focus is not regional but methodological. We look at such issues as bureaucratic rationality, cultural intimacy and state affect, material and archival turns, ethnographies of archives, bookkeeping and digitalization of state, social lives of paper and digital documents, and violence symbolic and real.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to understand approches in this field of inquiry
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • A student compares research design
  • A student knows the history of the discipline and subfields
  • Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Weber
  • Bourdieu
  • Foucault
  • Latour
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking final essay exam
  • non-blocking project essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.5 * project essay + 0.5 * final essay exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Matthew S. Hull. (2012). Government of Paper : The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan. University of California Press.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Nabrendorf, R. O. (1949). Max Weber on the Methodology of the Social Sciences. American Sociological Review, 14(6), 821–822. https://doi.org/10.2307/2086694