Kill Assessment: An Anthropology of Violence|
|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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Beah, Ishmael.2007. LONG WAY GONE, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Dorfman, Ariel. 1994 DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, New York: Penguin. Klein, Naomi.2008 SHOCK DOCTRINE: Rise of Disaster Capitalism. New York: Picador. Nordstrom, Carolyn 1997. A DIFFERENT WAR STORY. upENN pRESS. pARDUE, dEREK. 2008 RUMINATIONS ON VIOLENCE. Waveland Press. Saramago, Jose 2009 DEATH WITH INTERRUPTIONS, Mariner Books.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Quizzes, essays, tests.
|Instructor(s): Pardue,Derek Parkman Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 4||FR: X|
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