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Kill Assessment: An Anthropology of Violence

ANTH 227
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

Is violence best understood as a set of "random acts" marginal to society? Or, do societies need violence to make culture systematic and functional? We will address two major issues throughout this course. First, we will discuss different types of violence: physical, material, structural and symbolic violence. Second, we will become familiar with ways that social groups turn violence into the aesthetic object and artistic project. To accomplish our task we will take both an enthnographic and theoretical approach, so that we may better develop a broader idea of what "violence" entails.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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