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Spring 2014

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CULANTH 539S
Queer China Rojas, Carlos 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
M 07:30 PM-09:45 PM
Bivins 114

Course Description

Examines queer discourses, cultures, and social formations in China, Greater China, and the global Chinese diaspora from the late imperial period to the present. Course will focus on cultural representations, particularly literary and cinematic, but will also consider a wide array of historical, anthropological, sociological, and theoretical materials. Not open to students who have taken Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 439. Instsructor: Rojas
CULANTH 561S
Africa In A Global Age Makhulu, Anne-Maria 01 W 03:05 PM-05:25 PM Crowell 106

Course Description

Africa's participation in globalization has not simply been a matter of "joining the world economy." Rather, Africa's inclusion has been selective, uneven, and partial. This is quite a different proposition than arguing, as many social theorists, economists, and journalists have suggested that the Continent is somehow structurally irrelevant to the process of globalization. This course responds to this debate by retracing the history of globalization, beginning with the Atlantic trade in human beings and concluding with an account of Africa's place in the global circulation of people things, ideas, and currencies in early twenty-first century. Instructor: Makhulu
CULANTH 641S
Citizen/subject:neoliberal Age Crichlow, Michaeline 01 W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Carr 125

Course Description

Explores studies of citizenship, quests to belong to a place, and institutional mechanisms people deem sacred, and others, profane and dispensable. Focuses on the ways African, Caribbean and Pacific peoples have adapted identitarian constructions to develop narratives of home. Case studies using ethnographic, historical, sociological and visual methods are used to investigate how particular claims are pursued in clamoring for citizenship in various communities. Instructor: Crichlow
CULANTH 715S
Nationalism Silverblatt, Irene 01 Tu 11:45 AM-02:15 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Focuses on anthropological approaches to the nation-state, nationalist movements, and state formation. Examines the dynamic relationships between nations and states, colonial and post-colonial policies, and anti-colonial strategies within a changing global context. Addresses the ways belonging and participation are defined within particular states, as well as how these definitions are socialized through a variety of institutional contexts. Finally, explores the relationships between popular culture and state formation, examining these as dialectical struggles for hegemony. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 727S
Dissertation Writers' Workshop O'Barr, William 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Weekly seminar for Cultural Anthropology students who have returned from fieldwork and are in the process of writing up their dissertations. Each seminar will focus on a particular aspect of anthropological writing: the introduction and conclusion to a thesis, for example, or when/where/how to lay out methodology, literature review, and positionality. As integrating ethnography and theory is particular to our discipline, emphasis will be placed on examining different strategies, techniques, styles, and tropes for doing this. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 744S
Mobility Ho, Engseng 01 Tu 04:40 PM-07:05 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

This seminar explores theories (e.g. Locke on portable property), vehicles (boats), travellers (pirates, pilgrims, migrants), media (books, money, gravestones, genealogies) to recognize the phenomenon of mobility and its consequences. The historical expansion of western state and trade forms will be a major theme, contrasted with non-western mobilities. The course emphasises external rather than internal social relations. Instructor: Ho
CULANTH 802S
Theories Cultural Anthro Starn, Orin 01 Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Carr 242

Course Description

A two-semester seminar in which the historical development of the field and its modern currents and debates are examined and discussed. Particular topics to be chosen by the instructors. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 803S
Research Methods Portfolio Sem McIntosh, Laurie 01 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Crowell 106

Course Description

In addition to exploring a range of research methods, students work on their field reading lists and other elements of their portfolios and begin to develop the dissertation proposal. Required course for CA graduate students in the second year. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 890S
Advanced Selected Topics Meintjes, Louise 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

Special topics in methodology, theory, or area. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
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