The Anthropology of Globalization|
Spring 2009 not offered
This course provides an anthropological and historical look at globalization. We will focus on theoretical and ethnographic analyses of specific circuits of globalization--tracks through which ideas and practices of modernity travel and are contested, through which ideas about the other are shaped, and through which power is exercised and resisted. In particular, we will track the movements and reconfigurations of capital(ism), commodities, people, media, and sexualities. In analyzing these circuits and their intersections, we will pay careful attention to ideas about culture, modernity, tradition, diasporas, nationalism and transnationalism, local/global representation, east/west, race, class, gender, sexuality, and transnational modes of governance and resistance.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Salman Rushdie, Liisa Malkki, Inderpal Grewal, Caren Kaplan, Cynthia Enloe, Ella Shohat, James Watson, Aihwa Ong, Lisa Rofel, Paulla Ebron, James Ferguson, Akhil Gupta, Jasbir Puar, Karen Kelsky, Lila Abu-Lughod, Purnima Mankekar, Brian Larkin, Arif Dirlik, David Harvey, Tim Mitchell, J. K. Gibson Graham, and Roger Rouse.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers and a final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Previous background in Anthropology, Sociology, or Women's Studies. Attendance to the first class session is required.
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