ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Section: 003
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and above.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course invites students to engage South Asian concepts of justice primarily through anthropological ethnography but also through film, art, fiction, and other media. Readings and other texts will address how people in the region confront urban poverty, housing, environmental degradation, climate change, hunger, agricultural labor, and questions of national identity. Students can expect to engage ideas about justice, morality, violence, and ethics both in class discussions and in a semester-long series of written assignments focused on a regionally relevant social/environmental justice topic of their choosing. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with some of the major justice struggles in the region and to develop skills in comparative analyses of the meanings of justice. Students leaving the course should be comfortable discussing how anthropologists can engage methodologically and theoretically with social justice.

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ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11092
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Fulfills the Linguistic Anthropology requirement for Anthropology majors.
002 (SEM)
P
21524
Open
4
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
25596
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
-
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with NRE 501
004 (SEM)
P
25674
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
29875
Open
5
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 1416562591
The white tiger : a novel, Author: Adiga, Aravind., Publisher: Free Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780618329977
The hungry tide, Author: Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2005
Required
ISBN: 0226257185
Advocacy after Bhopal environmentalism, disaster, new global orders, Author: Fortun, Kim., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 1400067553
Behind the beautiful forevers, Author: Boo, Katherine., Publisher: Random House 2012
Required
ISBN: 0674036131
The idea of justice, Author: Sen, Amartya, 1933-, Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2009
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0520277384
The Darjeeling distinction : labor and justice on fair-trade tea plantations in India, Author: Besky, Sarah, 1981-
Required
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