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ANTHRO 345A: Race and Power: The Making of Human Difference in History, Biology and Capital

This course examines how race is made. We will pay close attention to how people engage with material, economic, scientific, and cultural forces to articulate human group difference as a given, and even natural. In this seminar, we will look at the reality of race as a literally constructed phenomenon, where historical, colonial, bodily, market, penal, and humanitarian constituent elements both circulate and sediment racial understandings. To focus our readings and discussions we will divide this vast terrain into three units: race and the colonial encounter, race and biopower, and race in systems of capital accumulation.
Last offered: Spring 2022

ANTHRO 347A: Global Heritage, Religion and Secularism

This course examines the ways in which religion and spirituality have been addressed in heritage preservation history, discourse, and practice. Readings will focus on the convergence of religious and heritage traditions at differenthistorical and cultural moments in order to chart the legacies that inform a critical study of heritage into the 1990s. This seminar prepares students to assess the instruments and ideologies that conform contemporary practices of heritagepreservation in light of recent institutional interest in religion, and highlights the obstacles that the field is yet to overcome theoretically and methodologically. Prerequisite: consent of instructor
Last offered: Autumn 2021

ANTHRO 348A: Health, Politics, and Culture of Modern China

One of the most generative regions for medical anthropology inquiry in recent years has been Asia. This seminar is designed to introduce upper division undergraduates and graduate students to the methodological hurdles, representational challenges, and intellectual rewards of investigating the intersections of health, politics, and culture in contemporary China.
Last offered: Spring 2018

ANTHRO 348B: Bodies, Technologies, and Natures in Africa (AFRICAST 249, HISTORY 349)

This interdisciplinary course explores how modern African histories, bodies, and natures have been entangled with technological activities. Viewing Africans as experts and innovators, we consider how technologies have mediated, represented, or performed power in African societies. Topics include infrastructure, extraction, medicine, weapons, communications, sanitation, and more. Themes woven through the course include citizenship, mobility, labor, bricolage, in/formal economies, and technopolitical geographies, among others. Readings draw from history, anthropology, geography, and social/cultural theory.
Last offered: Spring 2018

ANTHRO 348C: Phenomenology

The goal of this seminar is to explore the phenomenological method in ethnographic and historical research. We will discuss work by Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, Levinas, Freud, Stein, Petitmengin, Joelle Proust, James, and others in the context of ethnographic and historical work which sets out to understand subjective experiences like depression, trauma, identity, mysticism, taste and despair. Prerequisite: By instructor consent. Significant work outside of class time is expected of the student in this course.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
Instructors: Luhrmann, T. (PI)

ANTHRO 348P: ProSeminar: Medical Anthropology

This seminar will focus on recent and seminal texts in Medical Anthropology, broadly construed.Prerequisite: by instructor consent
Last offered: Autumn 2021

ANTHRO 349: Anthropology of Capitalism

This advanced graduate seminar explores capitalism as an historically-situated and culturally-mediated articulation of practices rather than as an economic system or social structure governed by an internal logic. It draws on poststructural theories of culture, society and subjectivity to investigate the processes through which diverse capitalist practices are produced. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Anthropology or permission of the instructor. Previous graduate level coursework in cultural anthropology, social theory or cultural studies is required. No auditing is permitted. Enrollment limited to 12.
Last offered: Spring 2022

ANTHRO 351D: Ideologies and Practices of Creativity

The still-robust Romantic conception of creativity as the attribute of a specific, 'gifted', individual continues to have extraordinary social and political power as an ideological apparatus that shapes and disciplines conduct, aspirations, and subjectivities. This course is a critical anthropological exploration of the following questions: How and why has a deep, naturalized individualism long been foundational to both ideals and practices of creativity? How is it raced and gendered? How have people been rethinking relational, collaborative creative practice?
Last offered: Winter 2020

ANTHRO 353: Landscape

This graduate seminar introduces interdisciplinary approaches to landscape study. The broad range of theoretical approaches includes human and non-human interactions and overlapping and divergent, spatial and temporal questions derived from the exchange between landscapes and humans. Fields such as Art history, Political Ecology, Anthropology, Geography, and Natural History draw attention to representational and non-representational ways that material and symbolic aspects of landscapes help constitute the making of place. Throughout the seminar students will development their research question or project. The requirements for this course are demanding. Prerequisite: Those not at the graduate level must seek the instructor's consent for enrollment.
Last offered: Spring 2022

ANTHRO 354: Cultural Techniques

Building on the concept of 'cultural techniques,' or 'Kulturtechniken,' that has been developing in recent German media studies, this advanced graduate seminar considers a wide range of culturally specific modes of elementary techniques, from cutting, connecting, to reading, writing, and counting, to cooking, sewing, irrigating, and so on, as ethnographic analytics. The seminar explores the epistemic shift in ethnographic methods and analysis from the symbolic sense of meaning-making to the material condition for such meaning-making. Prerequisite by instructor consent
Last offered: Winter 2022
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