Semester II, 2001-2002
The module offers an opportunity to study the dynamics of cultural production in the modern metropolis. It aims to provide the theoretical models and the analytic methods from which to understand this dynamics in terms of the interplay between the global and the local.
The module provides a multi-disciplinary approach to a study of the relations between culture and the metropolis from the following perspectives:
The module is divided into two parts.
Part 1 will introduce models and methods applicable to the themes given above.
Part 2 will provide students with the opportunity to conduct practical research.
Each student (or group of students) will undertake two assignments:
40% End of semester 2-hour examination on Part 1 of the module.
20% Assignment 1 (Approx. length: 1,200 words) Due wk 7 of semester.
40% Assignment 2 (Approx. length: 2,500 words) Due wk 12 of semester.
Time: Wednesdays 10.00 am -10.50 am / 11.00 am -11.50 am
Group 1: Wednesdays 12.00 noon - 12.50 pm AS05/02 Video Rm1
Group 2: Wednesdays 1.00 pm -1.50 pm AS05/02 Video Rm1
Group 3: Wednesdays 2.00 pm - 2.50 pm AS03/0325
Supplementary screenings: Time and venue to be announced later.
|1 (Wed 9/1)||A/P Rajeev S. Patke||Introductory: Globalization, Urban Culture|
|2||A/P Rajeev S. Patke||Case Study 1: Poetry & the metropolis: Singapore|
|3||A/P Rajeev S. Patke||Case Study 1: Poetry & the metropolis: Singapore|
|Tutorial 1: 1 group with each of the 3 lecturers|
|4||A/P John W. Phillips||Case Study 2: Urban Sound Jamaica|
|Tutorial 2: 1 group with each of the 3 lecturers|
|5||A/P John W. Phillips||Case Study 2: Urban Sound Jamaica|
|Tutorial 3: 1 group with each of the 3 lecturers|
|6||Dr Yeo Wei Wei||Case Study 3: Dante & the infernal city|
|Tutorial 4: 1 group with each of the 3 lecturers|
|7||Dr Yeo Wei Wei||Case Study 3: Dante & the infernal city|
|Tutorial 5: 1 group with each of the 3 lecturers|
|7||Each student will confirm a Project topic & be assigned to an individual lecturer for Project supervision.|
|one week mid-term recess|
|wks 8 to 13||Each lecturer will supervise Projects (in small groups): giving a total of 18 hours to each group within the 6 weeks (i.e. 3 hrs p. week)||Students will work on their Projects|
The team of lecturers will provide opportunities for audio-visual supplements to their lectures and tutorials on a regular basis. These will comprise feature films based on the cultures of cities, samples of music, or other material such as reports of exhibitions, performances of plays, opera, etc.
SCREENING : January 19, Saturday, 11 am- 1pm (Central Library, Media Resources)
Mumford, Lewis. The City in History (1961).
Sharpe, William and Leonard Wallock, eds. Visions of the Modern City: Essays in History, Art, and Literature (1983).
Harvey, David. Consciousness and the Urban Experience: Studies in the History and Theory of Capitalist Urbanization (1985).
King, Anthony. Urbanism, Colonialism, and the World-Economy: Cultural and Spatial Dimensions of the World Urban System (1990).
Gottdiener, Mark. The Social Production of Urban Space (1994).
Geertz, Clifford. After the Fact: Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist
Forbes, Dean. Asian Metropolis (1996).
Jacobs, Jane M. Edge of Empire: Postcolonialism and the City (1996).
Lefebvre, Henri. Writings on Cities (1996)
Yeoh, Brenda S. Contesting Space: Power Relations and the Urban Built Environment in Colonial Singapore (1996).
Hibbert, Christopher. Cities and Civilizations (1996).
Heynen, Hilda. Architecture and Modernity: A Critique (1999).
Massey, Doreen, John Allen & Steve Pile (eds) City Worlds (1999).
Links to interesting materials on Globalization, Cities & Urban Cultures
Last Modified 15 February 2002