The course would focus on the intertwined relations between the everyday practices of subjects, the urban transformations and the re-constructed discourses in which the various “cultural” forms of gender, class, race, ethnicity and religion are experienced, conceptualized and reproduced. In this sense, rather than taking “Urban Space” as an isolated vacuum this course aims to show the reciprocal reproduction processes between places, spaces, subjects, discourses and “cultures” so that none of them can be produced and function without the relations of experiences. For demonstrating, these relations this course also aims to give an
ethnographic perspective of research in which the methods and engaged participation of the study can provide the researcher with productive research techniques and an understanding of social theories.
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Ethnography from Different Contexts
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in a Global Cairo. Berkeley: U of California Press.
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