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Anthropology of Development

ANTH 259
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations

Our purpose in this course will be to examine the ideas, institutions, and practices of Third World development through an anthropological lens. We begin by looking at modernization and political economic paradigms of development and reading ethnographies that elaborate on these theoretical frames. We then study critical anthropological analyses of development that approach it as a discourse of power and domination, but also as a discourse of entitlement. We examine, through ethnographies, how development programs and practices work on the ground, how they are received and contested by the people they are targeted at, and what effects, both intended and unintended, they produce. We take up specific topics such as gender, microenterprise, environmentalism, dams, humanitarianism, empowerment, etc.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Intercultural Literacy
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CGST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(FGSS)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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