Development, Disasters, and Beyond|
Spring 2021 not offered
Development is one of the most important ideas of our time--it is a powerful way of organizing the world (Third and First Worlds, or North and South) and intervening in it to bring about certain kinds of cultural, political, and economic transformations. Our purpose in this course is to critically examine the ideas, practices, institutions, and effects of development through an anthropological lens. While development is certainly a potent way to exert power over and regulate Third World Others, it is also a fiercely contested space of struggle and a discourse of entitlement. Rather than position development as all bad or all good, this course aims to keep this messiness of development in focus and approaches it both as a project of rule and a project of rights. We will take up specific topics such as neoliberalism and structural adjustment, humanitarianism, dams, environment, and empowerment.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CGST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
W. W. Rostow, Andre G. Frank, Arturo Escobar, James Ferguson, Gustavo Esteva, Ivan Illich, M. K. Gandhi, Christine Walley, Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, Mark Schuller, Liisa Malkki, Erica Bornstein and others.
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Midterm and several papers.
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