ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Anthropology of Crime, Criminalization and Punishment
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

What does it mean to live in a society that relies on policing, surveillance and imprisonment to address social, political and economic problems? Drawing from anthropological and ethnographic contributions to the understanding of processes of criminalization and punishment, this course will critically explore fundamental issues of harm, accountability and justice. Key topics will include the social construction of "crime," the processes through which certain groups of people get designated as criminal, the role of policing and surveillance, the consequences of imprisonment (mass and otherwise), prisoner reentry, criminal records and the politics of reform and abolition.

ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Note: This course will meet in Detroit. Transportation will be provided. (Meets with AAS 358 section 005)
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We will read multiple chapters from each of the books listed below. All required chapters will also be available electronically on Canvas.
ISBN: 0521815622
In search of respect : selling crack in El Barrio, Author: Bourgois, Philippe., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2010
ISBN: 0520277899
Total confinement madness and reason in the maximum security prison., Author: Rhodes, Lorna A., Publisher: University of California Press 2014
ISBN: 022613671X
On the run : fugitive life in an American city, Author: Goffman, Alice., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2015
ISBN: 9780472111039
Bad boys : public schools in the making of black masculinity, Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2003
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