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All Our Relations? Kin, Kinship, and the Politics of Knowledge
ANTH 165
Fall 2009
Section: 01  

What can imaginations and practices of kinship teach us about our worlds, our bodies, ourselves, and our others? Everything, according to feminist anthropologists, because all "big ideas" can be found in the everyday details of how nations, communities, and peoples think, do, and regulate "relatedness." This course explores this claim in historical and cross-cultural perspective, tracing the rise of kinship studies in anthropology; feminist revisionings of kinship's intersections with gender, race, sexuality, class, and postcolonial nation-building; the impact of reproductive, cloning, and Internet technologies on how we think kin and kind; and recent extensions of kinship to our fellow animal critters and companion species.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Writing: Students will learn to communicate their thoughts and interpretations by writing short weekly conceptual and reading response papers. There will also be in-class writing exercises.
Intercultural Literacy: Students will read about reproduction and kinship in a variety of cultural and transnational settings.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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