ANTHRCUL 558 - Current Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 003 Body, Text, and Landscape
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
400-level coursework in Anthropology; and graduate standing.
May be repeated for credit.
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Spaces, texts, and bodies have increasingly come to be seen as active and constitutive elements of cultural processes, shaping actions and informing social relations. Landscape has emerged as a problematic unifying analytic through which the intersections among these concepts might be understood. Landscapes are seen to come into social life through bodily action and perception and to gain historical substance through textual and archival processes. How have philosophers, social theorists, and anthropologists understood the processes of bodily investment in space? How have they understood the ways landscapes are inscribed with text and rendered into text? In this course, we engage broadly with theoretical works on social space and embodiment, as well as working through recent ethnographic case studies that pay attention to the intersections of body, text, and landscape. The goal is to forge new possibilities for the anthropological engagement with the social lives of material space.

ANTHRCUL 558 - Current Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
2Graduate Standing
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: (Meets with Anthrcul 202)
002 (SEM)
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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