Global Suburbanisms

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Suburbanisms

Spring 2020

Taught By: Rachel Heiman

Section: A

CRN: 7039

Credits: 3

The majority of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, yet much of this growth is taking place on the peripheries of cities. From luxury gated communities in Egypt to favelas (shantytowns) in Brazil to self-built single-family homes in Hungary, there is an extraordinary range of suburban forms and ways of life. With growing inequality around the globe matched by new forms of prosperity, suburbs have become key sites for exploring the spatial-material formation of new political-economic conditions and new national imaginaries. This course provides students a rich understanding of global suburbanisms and a comparative view of diverse approaches to infrastructure, aesthetics, citizenship, governance, land use, and border making. Texts will come largely from anthropology and related disciplines and will provide vivid portraits of everyday life in suburban sites that range from Delhi to Johannesburg and from New Jersey to Kunming. Student projects will delve further into these issues through an in-depth examination of a suburb of their own choosing.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:05pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 410

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020