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Power and Performance in Community Practice

Course Description: 

Critical consideration of core concepts in community engagement. Community engagement as a practice, varying subject positions that are given or performed upon and by the community members and those engaging with the community. Dominant models of community engagement: how each model positions students and how the model positions the community members. Seminar topics include issues of biopower, performance of identity (particularly racial identities) and practices of knowledge/power. Critical and reflexive application of these concepts related to community-engaged practice. Guidance in application of critical reflexive thought in practice. Particular attention to the ethics of North-South community engagements.

Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Cape Town
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