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ANTHRO 312: Time Travel: Pasts, Places, and Possibilities

Is the past dead or alive? Where do we find it? What possibilities emerge when we discover it? This course explores how people think and live with history in the present, how different places can harbor different times, and how movement between them can create the effect of time travel. We will read monographs that bring the historian's concern with chronology, historicity, and change into dialogue with the anthropological themes of ritual, myth, and kinship. By synthesizing anthropological and historical approaches to time, we will learn how to build temporally capacious perspectives that unsettle commonplace divisions such as medieval-modern, colonial-postcolonial, and imperial-national. Prerequisite: By consent of instructor. Significant work outside of class time is expected of the student for this course.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
Instructors: Yolacan, S. (PI)

ANTHRO 313A: Fine Observation: Ways of Seeing, Forms of Fieldwork

Explores possibilities for reimagining ethnography as a genre of writing and mode of knowledge production through delving into documentary and representational practices in other fields, including literature, journalism, art history, graphic novels, documentary photography, etc. Challenges any habituated acceptance of the fiction/nonfiction opposition while insisting on the necessity of evidence in anthropology. Prerequisite: By consent of instructor. Significant work outside of class time is expected of the student for this course.
Last offered: Spring 2021

ANTHRO 316: The Archaeology of the Contemporary Past

Archaeology is not limited to the study of the remote past. What happened a fifty years ago or even this morning can be subjected to archaeological scrutiny as well. In this course, we will see what the discipline has to say about the Second World War, refugees, climate change or music festivals through a diversity of global examples. We will also learn how to use archaeology to explore and understand our everyday world -our house, the town we live in, and the garbage we produce. Political and ethical issues are very relevant in the archaeology of the contemporary past: we will tackle them through readings, debates and the discussion of case studies.Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Last offered: Spring 2021

ANTHRO 323: Graduate Seminar in Economic Anthropology

Classical and contemporary anthropological perspectives on topics such as money, markets and exchange; capitalist and non-capitalist modes of production; class and socio-economic differentiation; globalization and neoliberalism; and the social and cultural construction of the object, "the economy". Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Last offered: Autumn 2020

ANTHRO 324: Political Anthropology

An anthropological approach to politics through bringing anthropological ways of thinking and modes of analysis to bear on key presuppositions of modern Western political thought. Ideas of rights, the individual, society, liberty, democracy, equality, and solidarity; ethnographic accounts used to identify the limits of conventional analytical approaches and to document the forms of politics that such approaches either ignore or misunderstand. Prerequisite: By consent of instructor. Significant work outside of class time is expected of the student for this course.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
Instructors: Ferguson, J. (PI)

ANTHRO 325: Care: A Critical Inquiry

Care: A Critical Inquiry examines ethnographic, philosophical, and social theoretical texts to understand the recent turn to care in anthropology. Topics include care as a relation; care and abandonment; the rationalization of care in law and medicine; the ethics of care; the queering of care, among others. Prerequisite: By instructor consent. Significant work outside of class time is expected of the student.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
Instructors: Garcia, A. (PI)

ANTHRO 326: Postcolonial and Indigenous Archaeologies

The role of postcolonial and Indigenous archaeologies as emergeant disciplinary activities within contemporary society. Community based archaeologies; the roles of oral history, landscape, and memory; archaeology as political action; and history in archaeological projects. The emergence of Indigenous archaeology within N. America in relation to limitations imposed by processual or new archaeology; and NAGPRA, Kennewick, essentialism, and terminal narratives within this context. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Last offered: Spring 2018

ANTHRO 330A: The Archive: Form, Practice, Thought

This seminar offers a wide-ranging exploration of the `archive.' Drawing from ethnography, social theory, philosophy, photography and literature, we will examine the archive's diverse material, narratological and structural dimensions, its epistemological, political and representational functions, processes of archivisation and recuperation, and related domains of experience, memory, absence and loss. Prerequisite: consent of instructor
Last offered: Spring 2022

ANTHRO 332: Anthropology of Ethics

Recent decades have witnessed what some scholars have termed an ethical turn in anthropology. This course explores the emergence of this field of study, asking the following questions: What has motivated a renewed anthropological interest in the subject of ethics? How has a focus on ethics enabled the development of new theoretical currents in the discipline? To what extent have anthropological studies of ethics provided new understandings of traditional topics, concerning social hierarchy, power relations, embodiment, and subject-formation?
Last offered: Spring 2018

ANTHRO 332B: Tradition

A central concept in modern social theory, the notion of tradition often invokes a picture of life stressing constraint against freedom, continuity against becoming, and transmission instead of novelty. This course asks why the concept of tradition evokes these binaries and how they limit our analytical imagination. What other understandings are possible? The course brings together ethnographic and archaeological debates on tradition, examining how pasts and futures relate in the present. From these engagements, we will consider themes of virtue and embodiment, learning and conduct, and historicity and time. Prerequisite: By instructor consent. Significant work outside of class time is expected of the student for this course.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
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