ANTHRCUL 476 - Body Talk, Body Politics
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Body Talk, Body Politics
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Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in anthropology or linguistics.
May not be repeated for credit.
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How do our bodies express, or betray, what we mean when we talk with others? In this introduction to the study of embodied communication, we explore the hidden dimensions of conversation by working closely with video recordings. We look at gesture, gaze, nods, demeanor, and posture; how people manage their bodies in small groups and navigate the built environment. We look at the way small nonverbal behaviors can matter for big social issues like gender politics, everyday racism, socioeconomic class stratification, and religious and cultural difference. Although you’ll read literature every week, the course is hands-on and designed to sharpen your skills in observation and analysis. For much of the semester, you’ll use multimedia software to look at different things in the same short stretch of video data, which you record yourself or capture from online sources.

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Prerequisites: one course in anthropology or linguistics or permission of instructor.


ANTHRCUL 476 - Body Talk, Body Politics
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001 (LEC)
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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