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Alter(ed)native Approaches to Decolonizing Anthropology
ANTH 360
Fall 2019
Section: 01  

The primary aim of this seminar is to study various theoretical and methodological entry points into decolonizing anthropology (Harrison and Harrison). Considering academe's investment and attachment to hierarchies of knowledge, is it possible to decolonize the discipline given its complicit history in processes of racialization? What would a decolonized anthropology look like, and what does interdisciplinarity have to do with it? Lastly, how can it be put into practice? To this end, we will take alter(ed)native approaches to engaging the "Race: Are We So Different" project to raise fundamental epistemological and pedagogical questions concerning Otherness and/in anthropology as well as in/and research as praxis. With this contemplative foundation, students are expected to create a decolonized anthropology project that's so fire! This is a project-based course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ANTH101
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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