ANTHRCUL 536 - Politics/Aesthetics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course explores the complex relations between expressive culture and the exercise of power. Starting with the works of the Frankfurt School and such authors as Lukács, Raymond Williams, and Rancière, the course proceeds through a series of thematic steps, looking at case studies. We will look at Zairean popular music and painting as political critique; the politics of museum and other exhibitionary displays; the question of visibility as it relates both to talk about transparency and conspiracy and as it relates to urban planning. The course will include full-length monographs on the performance of secularism in contemporary Turkey, the meanings of Tango, and the ‘theater state’ in Bali. The course will attempt to analyze the politics of artistic creation and the aesthetic elements of political rhetoric and practice as two moments in a dialectic.

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Intended Audience:

This is a graduate seminar. Seniors with particular interests in these topics may register with the permission of the instructor.

Class Format:

graduate seminar

ANTHRCUL 536 - Politics/Aesthetics
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001 (SEM)
M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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