Netherlands, Groningen

Changing Grounds: Dynamics of Cultures and Livelihood

when 11 February 2019 - 15 February 2019
language English
duration 1 week

This winter school (11-15 February 2019) invites students to reflect on the interaction between culture and livelihoods in processes of change. When considering change, often either the economic dimension or the cultural dimension is foregrounded, the other side neglected. In the life-worlds of specific communities and individuals, however, these dimensions necessarily converge and cannot be separated. The forms and materiality of subsistence are always enmeshed in symbolic processes and part of cultural ways of seeing the world and defining one’s identity. The recent reformulation of the concept of “resource” exactly aims at bridging this artificial divide between economy and culture (Bartelheim, Hardenberg, et al. 2015). Any resource is constructed by a given group of people according to what it values and a specific resource helps generating the means, products and relationships that are considered vital for its continued existence.

Course leader

Dr Sarbeswar Sahoo

Target group

The winter school is meant for students who have completed their MA/M.Mphil degrees in the humanities or social sciences (or will do so in the near future), who have an interest in these topics and think about engaging in PhD research in this field in the future.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation is free for people within the network. For people outside the network, a fee will be imposed which will be published soon.

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