Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-332
Nusrat S. Chowdhury (Section 01)
The aim of this advanced seminar is to introduce students to a selection of major concepts, theories, and debates inspiring, informing, and disrupting anthropology today. The central themes of this year’s seminar will include, among others: affect, materiality, borders, sovereignty and citizenship, multispecies ethnography, and decolonization. Alongside these themes, the course will also explore “ethnography” as simultaneously a method of inquiry, mode of theory-making, and genre of writing. With this in mind, one of the goals of this course is to introduce students to the possibilities and challenges of ethnographic research and writing.
Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Chowdhury.
How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to seniors and majors
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on readings, written work, and independent research.
W 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM MORG 110
|The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail.
|University of California Press; First edition
|Jason De Leon
|Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas
|University of Chicago Press
|The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFOs in the American Uncanny
|Duke University Press Books
|Phone & Spear: A Yuta Anthropology
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.