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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Anthropology of Globalization
ANTH 339 SP
This course provides an anthropological and historical look at globalization. We will focus on theoretical and ethnographic analyses of specific circuits of globalization-tracks through which ideas and practices of
travel and are contested, through which ideas about the "other" are shaped, and through which power is exercised and resisted. In particular, we will "track" the movements and reconfigurations of capital(ism),
people, media, and sexualities. In analyzing these circuits and their intersections, we will pay careful attention to ideas about culture, modernity, tradition, diasporas, nationalism and transnationalism, local/global,
rest/west, race, class, gender, sexuality, and resistance.
Salman Rushdie, Liisa Malkki, Inderpal Grewal, Caren Kaplan, Cynthia Enloe, Ella Shohat, James Watson, Aihwa Ong, Lisa Rofel, Amitav Ghosh, Paulla Ebron, Jasbir Puar, Karen Kelsky, Lila Abu-Lughod, Purnima Mankekar,
Brian Larkin, Arif Dirlik, David
Harvey, Tim Mitchell, J. K. Gibson Graham, and Roger Rouse
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Several short papers - no exams.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Previous background in Anthropology, Sociology, or Women's Studies.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Sharma,Aradhana
- Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: ANTH6;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 19)
- SR. major: 6 Jr. major: 6
- SR. non-major: 4 Jr. non-major: 3 SO: X FR: X
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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