Thema's in de hedendaagse cultuur
De blokbeschrijvingen zijn in het Engels omdat ook de blokboeken en de literatuur Engelstalig zijn.
This joint module provides insight into the various ways in which cultural scientists are active in society, both theoretically and practically. Against the background of major shifts in the ‘knowledge society’, the ‘creative society’, and the ‘society of citizens’, and focusing on concrete examples, students will learn about patterns and mechanisms of cultural production and reproduction. Using concepts, theories and research tools from various disciplinary backgrounds such as philosophy, literary theory, cultural and social studies and history, students are invited to critically examine and evaluate claims of renewal and innovation, which are always set against a background of received or disputed tradition, and to place these claims in a wider social and historical context. This module combines various methods, such as tutorial group meetings, skills trainings and master meetings. The skills training is focused on the learning of academic competences that students need when they enter the worlds of art, science and politics. Apart from the theoretical insights of a general nature, students are stimulated to develop their own intellectual interests and to find out what possible research topics and/or practical settings are which they want to develop in the course of the master.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
Students will get acquainted with:
- the various ways in which the concept of culture is used
- how patterns and mechanisms of cultural (re)production can be studied
- how to make sense of controversies in which present-day political, societal and artistic debates are played out
Enrollment in MA PS
-Boym, S. (2001), The Future of Nostalgia. New York: Basic Books.
-Eagleton, T. (2016), Culture. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
-Hobsbawm, E. and Ranger, T. (Eds), The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
-Koenis, S. (2014), Voices of the People. Pluralism in Dutch Politics (1994-2014). Amsterdam: VU University Press.
-Williams, R. (1983), Keywords. A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (Second Edition). New York: Oxford University Press.