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CS92PROD
Cultural Politics of the Body
ANTH 315
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

In this course, we will consider 'the body' as both material and symbolic, imbued with meaning, politicized and expansive. We will ask ourselves: what is a body, where does it begin and end, what does it do? Recognizing the ongoing relations of power that seek to control and exploit different types of bodies (both human and nonhuman), it is critical that we ask ourselves how the body comes into being and how it subverts colonial domination. Accordingly, we will read and discuss texts that examine these themes through many different lenses, including science and technology studies, medical anthropology, environmental studies, disability studies, posthumanism and multispecies ethnography, queer studies, and Black studies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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