ANTHRCUL 612 - Seminar on Problems in African Ethnology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The discipline of anthropology owes much of its foundational knowledge and paradigms to studies in African ethnology. Yet what has anthropology contributed in turn to the field of African Studies? How have anthropologists approached contemporary problems affecting the continent—problems that normally fall within the interpretative domains of law, political science or economics, such as: human rights; neoliberal reform; corruption; the nature of state power; the role of civil society and NGOs; disputes over land and other natural resources; urbanization and migrancy; the continued salience of witchcraft; youth cultures; climate change; and the effects of violent conflict or public health crises? In this seminar, we will read and analyze recent works by anthropologists and ethnologically-leaning scholars selected by our group collectively, and contrast them to work by scholars from other disciplines.

ANTHRCUL 612 - Seminar on Problems in African Ethnology
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001 (LEC)
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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