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The Anthropology of Cities
ANTH 230
Fall 2006
Section: 01  

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of urban anthropology. The first part of the course focuses on the city, broadly understood, and on attempts to theorize and write about its unwieldy, increasingly disjointed realities. Readings or urbanism, the politics of space and place, and transnationalism include perspectives form Marxism, the Avant Garde, feminism, post-structuralism, and globalization theory. The second part of the course focuses on the study of cities as they are experienced, imagined, and made every day by those who live in them. We consider how cities become foremost spaces for the exercise and contestation of power, for social cohabitation and conflict, for cultural creation and repression. Themes include class and race; postcoloniality and migration; "informality" and its cultures; the carnival; public and "sacred" spaces; crime, violence, and policing; and storytelling in the city.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CGST-MN)(HRAD-MN)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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