Reading Ethnography: Toward an Otherwise Anthropology|
In this advanced reading-centered seminar, we will consider the challenges and potentials of ethnography as a way of knowing, form of argument, and genre of writing. We will take up contemporary interventions and critical turns including: decolonizing and abolitionist anthropology, the complex politics of witnessing and ethnographic refusal, approaches to more-than-human anthropologies and queer/ing anthropology, and the craft of ethnographic storytelling and experiments in ethnographic poetry, prose, and fiction. Our seminar is structured around collaborative close reading and discussion of a range of cutting-edge ethnographies that challenge the boundaries of disciplinary practice and seek to open up a transformative, otherwise anthropology.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
TBD, potentially Jason Pine, THE ALCHEMY OF METH; Laurence Ralph, THE TORTURE LETTERS; Ana-Maurine Lara, QUEER FREEDOM : BLACK SOVEREIGNTY; Nomi Stone, KILL CLASS; Elizabeth Povinelli, THE INHERITANCE; Savannah Shange, PROGRESSIVE DYSTOPIA; Marisol de la Cadena, EARTH BEINGS; Anna Tsing, et al, FERAL ATLAS; Miyarrka Media, PHONE & SPEAR; E. Patrick Johnson, SWEET TEA; Maya Stovall, LIQUOR STORE THEATER; Carole McGranahan, WRITING ANTHROPOLOGY; and essays by Deb Thomas, Sherine Hamdy, Aimee Meredith Cox, John Jackson, Joel Robbins, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Ruth Behar, Anand Pandian, Kamala Visweswaran, Audra Simpson, Ryan Cecil Jobson.
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This is a reading- and discussion-focused seminar with bi-weekly Reading Memos, student-led discussion, and a final paper or project.
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|Instructor(s): Weiss,Margot Times: .M..... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CAMS 1; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: X|
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