Decolonizing Social Theory


This course is the second in a two-semester sequence revised to address what was exposed by the murder of George Floyd (May 25, 2020); the global COVID19 pandemic; and in recognition of the necessary intellectual work to align the discipline with a social reality in tension with a 'Great Books' approach. 'Great Books' alone cannot account for a world connected by histories of empire, settler colonialism, indigenous genocide, white supremacy, racism, and misogyny. Instead we propose a decolonial reading of those traditional texts previously deemed formative to anthropological thought.
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Spring Only