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Toward an Archaeology of the U.S. Prison System
AFAM 349
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 349, HIST 357

This course examines a central institution in our (that is, Western) culturally-specific approach to dealing with social transgressions: the prison system. Using an archaeological approach that examines intellectual foundations, it attempts to ask how and why prisons developed as the central mode for adjudicating breaches of the social order. Beginning in the 19th century with the "discovery of the aslyum" and the work of Italian criminologist Cesare Lombros, this course seeks to interrogate the historical and cultural origins of what has more recently come to be known as the prison industrial complex.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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