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Anthropology of Cities

ANTH 230
Spring 2009 not offered
Course Cluster: Urban Studies

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 on urbanism, the politics of space and place, and transnationalism include perspectives from Marxism, the avant-garde, feminism, poststructuralism, 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)

Last Updated on MAY-22-2024
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