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Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden teemat

Periods

Period I (31-Aug-2015 – 18-Oct-2015)
Period II (19-Oct-2015 – 20-Dec-2015)
Period III (11-Jan-2016 – 6-Mar-2016)
Period IV (7-Mar-2016 – 29-May-2016)
Period (31-Aug-2015 - 18-Oct-2015)
Yhteiskuntateoria [Period I]

Program:

9.9, The introduction by the editor (G. Roth)

23.9, ss. 3-62  (I)

3-31 Milka Hanhela

31-62 Juho Karvinen,

7.10, ss. 63 - 111  (II)

63-90 Jaakko Reinikainen

90-111 Liban Sheikh

21.10 ss. 112-162 (II)

112-130 Viljami Hukka,

130-162 Martin Mainka

4.11, ss. 163-211 (II)

163-184 Kalle Virtanen

184-211 Juho Rantala

18.11 ss. 212 - 255 (III)

212-231 Miikaeli Kylä-Laaso

231-255 Lisa Lorenz

2.12, ss. 256 – 301 (III)

256-284 Marjukka Monni

284-301 Paula Rauhala

16.12 ss. 302 – 310 (IV)

302-310 Petro Leinonen

 

For 3 credits:

5 min presentation;

5-7 page summary of the 310 pages (ca. 1 page per meeting);

email to arto.laitinen@uta.fi by 16.12

for 5 credits,… (read + write an essay; negotiated with teachers)

for 7 credits, …. (read + write an essay; negotiated with teachers)

Meetings start at 16.00; be there 15.55 to get in from the main door.

Teaching
9-Sep-2015 – 16-Dec-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (19-Oct-2015 - 20-Dec-2015)
Yhteiskuntateoria [Period II]

Program:

9.9, The introduction by the editor (G. Roth)

23.9, ss. 3-62  (I)

3-31 Milka Hanhela

31-62 Juho Karvinen,

7.10, ss. 63 - 111  (II)

63-90 Jaakko Reinikainen

90-111 Liban Sheikh

21.10 ss. 112-162 (II)

112-130 Viljami Hukka,

130-162 Martin Mainka

4.11, ss. 163-211 (II)

163-184 Kalle Virtanen

184-211 Juho Rantala

18.11 ss. 212 - 255 (III)

212-231 Miikaeli Kylä-Laaso

231-255 Lisa Lorenz

2.12, ss. 256 – 301 (III)

256-284 Marjukka Monni

284-301 Paula Rauhala

16.12 ss. 302 – 310 (IV)

302-310 Petro Leinonen

 

For 3 credits:

5 min presentation;

5-7 page summary of the 310 pages (ca. 1 page per meeting);

email to arto.laitinen@uta.fi by 16.12

for 5 credits,… (read + write an essay; negotiated with teachers)

for 7 credits, …. (read + write an essay; negotiated with teachers)

Meetings start at 16.00; be there 15.55 to get in from the main door.

Teaching
9-Sep-2015 – 16-Dec-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (11-Jan-2016 - 6-Mar-2016)
Yhteiskuntateoria [Period III]

A seminar for PhD-students and advanced students from any discipline, interested in social theory broadly conceived. During spring 2016 we will be reading Pierre Bourdieu’s Pascalian Meditations. The text will be available via Moodle for registered participants.

Meetings: every second or third Wednesday 4pm-6pm, 20.1; 3.2; 17.2; 9.3; 23.3; 6.4; 13.4;TBC.

3 ECTS:

For every time, read the chapter and write a one page summary of the chapter – and after the sixth meeting send the six page summary to us.

Everyone participates in giving a presentation (see the list – coordinate with your pair on how you do it). The presentation is a short one, 5 min, raising just one or two points or questions or so (assume that everyone has read the chapter).

5 ECTS: see the separate instructions

Introduction. 20.1.

1. Critique of Scholastic Reason. 9-48  3.2.2016 (Risto absent)

Yrjö Kallinen

Suvi Törrönen

2. The Three Forms of Scholastic Fallacy. 49-92 17.2. 2016 (Arto absent)

Antti Halkonen

Lauri Lahikainen

3. The Historicity of Reason. 93-127  9.3.2016

Jaakko Reinikainen

Ville Vahosalmi

Joonas Kumpulainen

4. Bodily Knowledge. 128-163 23.3.2016

Olli Tiikkainen

5. Symbolic Violence and Political Struggles. 164-205 6.4. 2016

Karim Maiche

Petro Leinonen

Iiro Aro

6. Social Being, Time and the Sense of Existence. 206-245 13.4.2016

Marc Calafell Plaza

Dong Seob Lee

Niklas Hansen

7. Book Review discussion TBC

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Teaching
20-Jan-2016 – 25-May-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Ruumillisuus ja sukupuoli [Period III]

This lecture series looks into the changes and constants in the gender system of the Soviet Union and modern-day Russia. The lectures offer a chronological overview of the symbolic meanings of gender, the ways gender relations are constructed, and the fluidity of gender and sexuality. The course focuses on examining the gender system of contemporary Russia, but students will also familiarise themselves with the key concepts and theories of gender studies and consider their explanatory power in interpreting socialist and post-socialist gender politics.

Preliminary programme:

Introduction: The legacy and significance of Pussy Riot ( Prof.Arja Rosenholm)

Gender System in Late Socialism (Prof. Suvi Salmenniemi)

Perestroika and the representation of femininity (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Upwardly mobile women: Celebrity, glamour and gender in post-Soviet Russia (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Fashion, Gender and Class in Russia (Dr. Olga Gurova)

Gender, Generation and Political Activism in Russia (Dr. Laura Lyytikäinen)

Women's literature as Cultural Resistance (Dr. Marja Sorvari)

Russian family culture in the midst of post-socialist and transnational changes: anthropological perspective  (DrTatiana Tiaynen)

Orthodox materiality in Russian women’s everyday religion: transnational family-making and self-therapy  (Dr. Tatiana Tiaynen)

Conclusion and discussion (Arja Rosenholm and Saara Ratilainen)

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

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Teaching
19-Jan-2016 – 22-Mar-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Muuttoliike ja monikulttuurisuus [Period III]

The course addresses modern global transformations of gender relations and family forms, and explores them anthropologically in the context of Russia and Russian-speaking diaspora in Europe. In this course, Russia is approached from the perspective of transnational anthropology, which challenges popular, political and academic rhetoric and imaginaries bounded by the logic of nation-states (which often obscures the complexity and richness of everyday lives). Transnational anthropology starts with the premise that any cultural and social phenomenon is in fact a result of combined effects of local processes, transnational cultural flows and people’s mobility, as well as international political re-configurations. The course will start with discussions of changing gender symbolism and relations from Soviet to contemporary Russia, and an overview of transnational linkages of Russian-speakers in Europe. We will explore how imaginations and practices linked to the iconic figure of the babushka (grandmother) have changed in the midst of post-socialist and transnational changes. We will further address the co-existence and interaction of modern and traditional, “nuclear” and “extended”, modes of family; and we will see how both modes are manifest and re-negotiated in Russian-Finnish transnational families. Finally, we will discuss Russian folk magic as well as Orthodox beliefs, practices and materiality as the means of family-making within and beyond Russia. In lectures and seminars, students will engage anthropologically with various types of sources, including people’s narratives, posters, animated movies, and icons.

Teacher responsible: Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir

Visiting lecturers: Associate Professor Suvi Salmenniemi (University of Turku), Doctoral researcher Jaanika Kingumets (University of Tampere)                                                                              

Teaching: spring term 2016, 25.01.2016 – 3.03.2016, on Mondays and Thursdays, 10.00-12.00.

Lectures: 14 hours

Seminars: 6 hours

25.01. lecture (2 h): Introduction: Russia and Russian-speaking diasporas in Transnational Anthropology and Anthropology of Post-socialism  

28.01. lecture (2 h): From Soviet gender matrix to New Russia’s gender multiplication (Associate Professor Suvi Salmenniemi)

1.02. lecture (2 h): Babushka and transnational grandmothering between Russia and Finland

4.02. seminar (2 h): Russian masculinities and femininities across time: presentations and work with sources (narratives, animated movies, posters)   

8.02. lecture  (2 h): Changing family culture: nuclear, extended, translocal, and transnational families   

11.02.seminar  (2 h): Transnational family-making: presentations and work with sources (narratives)  

15.02.lecture (2 h): Women’s Everyday Religion: beliefs, practices and materiality 

18.02. seminar (2 h): Orthodox materiality and family-making:  presentations and work with sources (narratives, prayers, icons)

29.02. lecture (2 h): Re-negotiation of home among Soviet-era Russian speakers in Estonia (Doctoral researcher Jaanika Kingumets)

3.03. lecture (2 h): Concluding lecture and discussions about the course

The course consists of attending lectures, reading, and presenting at seminars. Writing an essay will be the primary means of assessment (graded on a scale of 1 to 5). Students are expected to make a presentation at one of the seminars, and to write an essay on the basis of that presentation, incorporating the comments and discussions at the seminar.

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Teaching
25-Jan-2016 – 3-Mar-2016
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Students are expected to make a presentation at one of the seminars, and to write an essay on the basis of that presentation, incorporating the comments and discussions at the seminar.

Period (7-Mar-2016 - 29-May-2016)
Työelämän tutkimus [Period IV]

The idea of granting each citizen an individual and unconditional regular income without any means test of work requirement has gained my prominence across Europe (and beyond) in the last decade. In June the Swiss will vote on a referendum to institute a basic income. Basic income features prominently in public debates across Europe and several parties have adopted it in their respective election programs. The Netherlands and of course Finland are in the process of starting a multi-year basic income experiment, while most recently France and Portugal are exploring the same idea. The purpose of this course is to offer students a thorough introduction about basic income as a social policy instrument. The course outlines the main characteristics of basic income and explores how it differs from traditional income support policies. In addition, the course provides a critical overview of the reasons for and against a basic income as well as reviewing a number of practical and political challenges that need to be overcome. Finally, the course offers a series of lectures that focus on basic income in the Finnish context, including an updated account of the ongoing preparation for the basic income experiment scheduled to start in January 2017.

Course Structure

This course consists of a series of lectures (roughly one hour) by UTA faculty or guest lecturers, followed by a short discussion session with the students. The course is divided in three large components covering the reasons for introducing a basic income, the political and policy challenges faced by the basic income model, and a section discussing basic income in the Finnish context (including the upcoming basic income experiment). Students are expected to  one required reading in advance of the lecture to familiarise themselves with the topic. Lectures will be recorded and (together with presentation slides) made available to students.

Schedule

Each lecture will last around 60mins with 30-40mins reserved for discussion in class. Students are expected to come prepared and to engage in this discussion.

Monday 7.3. “Introduction - Basic Income: From Idea to Policy”

                      Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere

Monday 14.3. “Basic Income and the Ambition of Decent Work”

                      Pertti Koistinen, University of Tampere

Monday 21.3. “Basic Income and the Welfare State”

                      Bettina Leibetseder, Johannes Kepler University

Monday 4.4. “Basic Income and Social Justice”
                      Simon Birnbaum, Stockholm University


Monday 11.4. “Basic Income: From Design to Implementation”
                      Lindsay Stirton, University of Sussex & Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere


Monday 18.4. “Basic Income in Search of a Political Constituency”
                      Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere


Monday 25.4. “Beyond Left and Right? Building a Basic Income Coalition” Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere


Monday 2.5. “The Finnish Basic Income Debate” Heikki Hiilamo, University of Helsinki


Monday 9.5. “The Economics of Basic Income Experiments”
                      Jani-Petri Laamanen, University of Tampere


Monday 16.5. “The Finnish Basic Income Experiment: An Overview”
                      Olli Kangas, Kela


Monday 23.5. Student Projects (details TBC)

Student Project

The main assignment of this course is a group project examining a particular issue in the basic income debate. Student groups consisting of 5-6 students each must decide on a specific problem, carefully examine the issue using relevant literature and empirical data (where available), and focus on both carefully analysing the problem and proposing a resolution. As part of this course we will organise a project day, in which each group will present their project and discuss it with their fellow students. The presentation slides will also be made available online. More detailed info will be made available at the start of the course.

 

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Teaching
7-Mar-2016 – 23-May-2016
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Yhteiskuntateoria [Period IV]

A seminar for PhD-students and advanced students from any discipline, interested in social theory broadly conceived. During spring 2016 we will be reading Pierre Bourdieu’s Pascalian Meditations. The text will be available via Moodle for registered participants.

Meetings: every second or third Wednesday 4pm-6pm, 20.1; 3.2; 17.2; 9.3; 23.3; 6.4; 13.4;TBC.

3 ECTS:

For every time, read the chapter and write a one page summary of the chapter – and after the sixth meeting send the six page summary to us.

Everyone participates in giving a presentation (see the list – coordinate with your pair on how you do it). The presentation is a short one, 5 min, raising just one or two points or questions or so (assume that everyone has read the chapter).

5 ECTS: see the separate instructions

Introduction. 20.1.

1. Critique of Scholastic Reason. 9-48  3.2.2016 (Risto absent)

Yrjö Kallinen

Suvi Törrönen

2. The Three Forms of Scholastic Fallacy. 49-92 17.2. 2016 (Arto absent)

Antti Halkonen

Lauri Lahikainen

3. The Historicity of Reason. 93-127  9.3.2016

Jaakko Reinikainen

Ville Vahosalmi

Joonas Kumpulainen

4. Bodily Knowledge. 128-163 23.3.2016

Olli Tiikkainen

5. Symbolic Violence and Political Struggles. 164-205 6.4. 2016

Karim Maiche

Petro Leinonen

Iiro Aro

6. Social Being, Time and the Sense of Existence. 206-245 13.4.2016

Marc Calafell Plaza

Dong Seob Lee

Niklas Hansen

7. Book Review discussion TBC

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Teaching
20-Jan-2016 – 25-May-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Lapsuus, perhe ja elämänkulku [Period IV]

This international course introduces students to research on youth transition to adulthood within a cross-country comparative setting. Each lecture looks at transitions from different perspectives and discusses youth transition to adulthood and its current changes in connection with wider socio-economic, political and cultural contexts.

There will be six three-hour lecture-meetings (18 h) and a full conference-seminar day (6 h) (altogether: 24 h). The lectures are both theoretical and interactive. The lectures will be video recorded and available on Moodle.  

Teaching language is English.

Teachers of the course are:

Aurelíe Mary, The School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Eriikka Oinonen, The School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Unit of Pori

Ewa Krzaklewska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

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Teaching
7-Mar-2016 – 18-Apr-2016
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

We wish that all students, both doing the course 'live' and on-line, will take part in the first lecture session in Tampere so that everyone could meet the teachers and fellow student,s and receive the information concerning the practicalities of the course.

If you are taking the on-line course, please inform Eriikka Oinonen via e-mail (eriikka.oinonen@uta.fi)!

Ruumillisuus ja sukupuoli [Period IV]

Upon the completion of this course, the student understands how gender and sexuality shape different levels of global politics, from the mundane individual lives to the high politics within and between states. The student recognizes the multiple meanings of gender and sexuality, and understands how they are reproduced in different contexts from the local to the global and from the micro to the macro. The student will be familiar with literatures of feminist International Relations (IR), as well as the nexus and potential dialogue between IR and Gender Studies more generally.

The themes to be discussed during the lectures include:

  • Introduction to feminist study of international relations
  • Feminist security studies and the body
  • Feminist international political economy and the body
  • Queer and crip global politics

Following the lectures, each of the themes will be discussed in a respective seminar with analytical excercises where students learn to examine and unpack the ways the theoretical conceptions unfold in the micro level. Here, different cultural and popular cultural artefacts, from films to literature to art are utilized as the basis of the discussion.

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Teaching
10-Mar-2016 – 12-May-2016
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course consists of lectures, 4 x 2 hours (8hrs) and seminars, 4 x 4 hrs (16hrs).

The completion of the course requires active participation in the lectures/seminars, and completing the required exercises on the Moodle platform.

This lecture series looks into the changes and constants in the gender system of the Soviet Union and modern-day Russia. The lectures offer a chronological overview of the symbolic meanings of gender, the ways gender relations are constructed, and the fluidity of gender and sexuality. The course focuses on examining the gender system of contemporary Russia, but students will also familiarise themselves with the key concepts and theories of gender studies and consider their explanatory power in interpreting socialist and post-socialist gender politics.

Preliminary programme:

Introduction: The legacy and significance of Pussy Riot ( Prof.Arja Rosenholm)

Gender System in Late Socialism (Prof. Suvi Salmenniemi)

Perestroika and the representation of femininity (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Upwardly mobile women: Celebrity, glamour and gender in post-Soviet Russia (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Fashion, Gender and Class in Russia (Dr. Olga Gurova)

Gender, Generation and Political Activism in Russia (Dr. Laura Lyytikäinen)

Women's literature as Cultural Resistance (Dr. Marja Sorvari)

Russian family culture in the midst of post-socialist and transnational changes: anthropological perspective  (DrTatiana Tiaynen)

Orthodox materiality in Russian women’s everyday religion: transnational family-making and self-therapy  (Dr. Tatiana Tiaynen)

Conclusion and discussion (Arja Rosenholm and Saara Ratilainen)

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
19-Jan-2016 – 22-Mar-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English