ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 002 Filming the Future of Detroit
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
ANTHRCUL 101.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a rare opportunity to engage Detroit simultaneously from theoretical and practical perspectives, from the perspectives of music history, social history, architectural history, cultural anthropology, literature, and film…. We will read, we will write, and we will learn how to make films with the help of an award winning filmmaker from Berlin. We will approach Detroit from the perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, democracy, urbanization, suburbanization, industrialization, de-industrialization, emergency management, and the future. In thinking about the future, we will think about the extent to which Detroit is representative of American and other urban futures, and to what extent is the exception. We will also examine Detroit’s place in the world. How does it compare to Mumbai in India, Johannesburg in South Africa, and how does it compare to Berlin in Europe? Finally, we will work with a group of young people who live in and are growing up in Detroit. We will learn not only how to see Detroit from their perspectives, but also how to collectively produce films about it. The course will end in public screenings in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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Class Format:

This course will meet in Detroit. Transportation will be provided.

ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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001 (LEC)
P
25430
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
P
26584
Open
16
 
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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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