lantr2140  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
20.0 h
Jamoulle Pascale;
This seminar will support students' collaborative on-the-ground studys. They will shed light on the processes of precarity, resistance and social creation of populations, from three complementary perspectives. 
1/. The factory of precarity. In impoverished neighbourhoods, processes of social and mental insecurity are particularly active: the transition from wage labour to the underground economy, the degradation of life in social housing and urban segregation, unrest in exile and cultural conflicts. What is the meaning of high-risk behaviours and addictions in these contexts? What are the consequences of the decline in social protection and some public policies?
2/. The trajectories of precarity. In the feminine and masculine spheres, we will meet the views of young people living in the neighbourhoods of exiled in the school world and the "street school". The rapid transformations of contemporary families (separations, single-parent families, recompositions...) can impoverish families, undermine co-parentality, sibling ties and create borders between generations. We will explore the dynamics and consequences of dismantlement of family ties and social solidarity, to then recompose the spiral of great precarity, its psycho-social, health, and judicial dimensions.
3/. Social supports. We will explore the organizational methods, creativity, and skills of vulnerable populations to improve their condition and face their difficulties. We will also explore  intervention frameworks adapted to this situation (in community health, proximity, risk reduction, peer support, etc.)
Teaching methods
The pedagogy will be inductive, interactive and collaborative. It will combine experimental, professional and academic knowledge.
Lectures, collective interpretations of case studies or ethnographic materials, meetings of experts and local actors, on-the-ground work, urban visit, a concrete realization of exploratory participatory research, hermeneutic workshops based on students' materials, collaborative restitution of research works.
Evaluation methods
Collaborative practical work, carrying out an on-the-ground study on one dimension of the course, oral presentation
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Anthropology