Development, Disasters, and Beyond|
|Certificates: International Relations|
Development is one of the most important ideas of our time--it is a powerful way of organizing the world (Third and First Worlds, or North and South) and intervening in it to bring about certain kinds of cultural, political, and economic transformations. Our purpose in this course is to critically examine the ideas, practices, institutions, and effects of development through an anthropological lens. While development is certainly a potent way to exert power over and regulate Third World Others, it is also a fiercely contested space of struggle and a discourse of entitlement. Rather than position development as all bad or all good, this course aims to keep this messiness of development in focus and approaches it both as a project of rule and a project of rights. We will take up specific topics such as neoliberalism and structural adjustment, humanitarianism, dams, environment, and empowerment.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CIR)(FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
W.W. Rostow, Clifford Geertz, Andre G. Frank, Arturo Escobar, Gustavo Esteva, James Ferguson, M.K. Gandhi, Arundhati Roy, Wolfgang Sachs, Ivan Illich, Erica Bornstein, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short response papers, midterm exam, and final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at first class is required.
|Instructor(s): Sharma,Anu (Aradhana) Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 8||FR: X|