Spring 2020 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course is an introduction to the practice of urban anthropology. Attention is placed on the intellectual challenges recent local and global urbanization trends present to us in our attempts to think and write about cities today. We will reflect upon the production of space and place, the creation of "other spaces" through borders and limits, and the making of meaning through everyday practices and experiences in the city. We will consider how cities become foremost spaces for the exercise and contestation of power, for social cohabitation and conflict, and for cultural creation and repression. Class discussions will also focus on fieldwork methods and problems of ethnographic representation and writing in preparation for a research project that will culminate in an urban mini-ethnography.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CIR)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Tomas Sugrue, THE ORIGINS OF THE URBAN CRISIS: RACE AND INEQUALITY IN POSTWAR DETROIT
Brett Williams, UPSCALING DOWNTOWN: STALLED GENTRIFICTION IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Philippe Bourgois, IN SEARCH OF RESPECT: SELLING CRACK IN EL BARRIO
MARIE MIRANDA, HOMEGIRLS IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
SETHA LOW. BEHIND THE GATES, LIFE SECURITY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS IN THE FORTRESS AMERICA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers, two 7-9 page papers or a final 15-20 page research paper.