ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 202 Representing Conflict: Anthropologists and War
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The experiences of people all around the world involved in violent conflict today have made the study of war an urgent issue. This course introduces an anthropological perspective to war, and considers the ethical and methodological issues in the researching and reporting of conflict. Anthropologists face particular challenges when studying in conflict regions and examining war within its larger social context because they often do research on the personal and community level. At the same time, new forms of warfare require new methodologies for research. Media, transnational flows of commodities, and international interventions all require new methodologies for understanding war today. This course looks at warfare in both large-scale and small-scale societies, past and present. Students will be evaluated based on a research paper, ethnographic assignments, weekly response papers, and class presentations. Required Texts: • Bourgois, Philippe and Nancy Scheper-Hughes (eds) - 2004 Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. • Kaldor, Mary - 1999 New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Sacco, Joe - 2000 Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 (Graphic Novel). Seattle: Fantagraphic Books. •All other readings (articles, book chapters) available on Ctools

ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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201 (LEC)
WF 10:00AM - 1:00PM
202 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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