Anne Galloway > Sociology and Anthropology Courses

From 2005-2008 I was a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.

These are the courses I developed and taught:

SOCI 2700: Power & Everyday Life

This second-year course takes up Ben Highmore's challenge to question everyday life and allow everyday life to question our understandings of the world. The first term introduces students to a variety of critical and historical perspectives on power and everyday life, and how these theoretical and methodological approaches can help us actively understand relations of production and consumption in our daily lives.Delving into everything from how we experience space and time to how we understand bodies, identities, objects and interactions with others, the second term focusses on technoscience as a primary force shaping power relations and everyday life today.

ANTH/SOCI 4036: Advanced Studies in Science, Technology & Innovation

This fourth-year seminar focusses on critical and creative engagement with contemporary social and cultural studies of technoscience. In addition to focussing on philosophical and historical approaches to scientific knowledge and practice, including their shifting roles within the social sciences, students will take on the political and ethical dimensions of technoscience in everyday life. From how scientists, engineers and designers work, to how gender shapes - and is shaped by - innovations in biotechnology, this seminar encourages students to articulate what might constitute technoscientific citizenship today and into the future.

ANTH/SOCI 2035: Introduction to Sociology of Science & Technology

This second-year course introduces students to material culture studies and recent literature in social and cultural studies of science and technology, while offering the opportunity to critically explore a variety of practices and issues affecting our daily lives. Specifically, students will come to understand how science and technology shape and are shaped by material objects, as well as social and political interests and processes. By studying both structural (macro) and individual (micro) interactions, students will be able to apply this knowledge to their everyday lives, both present and future.

SOCI 4038: Advanced Studies in Urban Cultures

This fourth-year seminar builds on John Urry's premise that 'mobilities,' as both metaphor and as process, are at the heart of social life. Students will critically engage questions such as: When cities embody global relations, flows, migrations and cultural ties to far-off places, for whom does the urban remain as tangible and clearly delimited as the medieval walled city? How is city space and public life organised? How are urban spaces becoming increasingly technologised? What forms do power, control and resistance take? How do different people negotiate personal and group identities and experience everyday life in the city?

EMCP 212: i txt, therefore i am

Part of the Enrichment Mini-Course Program, this week-long class for secondary school students provides an introduction to the social and cultural study of mobile phones in everyday life.

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