851-0101-07L  Science and Colonialism

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersH. Fischer-Tiné
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0101-07 SWissenschaft und Kolonialismus
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsH. Fischer-Tiné

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AbstractThe course explores the multifaceted entanglements between inperialism and science. It provides a detailed anlaysis of the relevance colonial constellations had for the rise of disciplines such as geography, anthropology, botany, tropical medicine, "race science", etc.
ObjectiveThis course is designed to enable students to critically contextualise the production of scientific and technological knowledge. Besides, it aims at making them understand complex theory-oriented writings in the humanities and social sciences and become acquainted with the method of advanced historical source analysis.
LiteratureINTRODUCTORY LITERATURE:

COHN, Bernard, Colonialism and its Forms of Know¬ledge The British in India, Delhi 1997, S. 3-15.

BALLANTYNE, Tony, ‘Colonial Knowledge’, in: S. Stockwell (Hg.), The British Empire: Themes and Perspectives, Malden-Oxford-Carlton, 2008, S. 177-197.

FISCHER-TINE, Harald, Pidgin-Knowledge: Wissen und Kolonialismus, Zürich-Berlin 2013.
Prerequisites / NoticeA detailed syllabus will be available as from 15 February 2016
http://www.gmw.ethz.ch/en/teaching/lehrveranstaltungen.html

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ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersH. Fischer-Tiné
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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ProgrammeSectionType
GESS Science in PerspectiveHistoryWInformation
History and Philosophy of Knowledge MasterSeminarsWInformation