Anthropology of Cities|
Fall 2023 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: 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)(CGST-MN)(HRAD-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Ethnographic works by William Foote Whyte, Filip DeBoek, Marc Augé, Setha Low, Teresa Caldeira, Jõao Biehl, and others in addition to a selection of urban theory texts.
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Fieldwork exercises, short conceptual papers, class presentations, and final ethnographic paper.
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