Contextualizing Inequity: An Interdisciplinary Approach|
Fall 2011 not offered
AFAM 350, ANTH 351|
The aim of this course is to use an interdisciplinary approach to deconstruct the concept of inequity. We begin with the premise that explications of politico-economic and sociocultural conditions are central to questions of global inequity and injustice, which are paramount in contextualizing environmental concerns. We place great emphasis on history to equally consider the broader material and symbolic field within which both theories and narratives of inequity stem. We question how inequity has been conceptualized and represented in the social sciences, the humanities, as well as the arts. To that end, we will explore works in political science, sociology, anthropology, ethnic and gender studies, literature, performance, and other disciplines with pre- and postquake Haiti as a site of investigation. In so doing, our ultimate aim is to make a case for the significance of both material and symbolic analyses in environmental studies.
Students will be asked to assess and interpret socio-cultural and political economic differences within the context of North-South.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)
Antenor Firmin  2002. ON THE EQUALITY OF THE HUMAN RACES
Eric Wolf, 1982. EUROPE AND THE PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY
Joni Adamson, et al, 2002. THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE READER: POLITICS, POETICS & PEDAGOGY
Allaine Cerwonka and Lissa Malkki, 2008. IMPROVISING THEORY: PROCESS AND TEMPORALITY IN ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK
|Examination and Assignments: |
Response papers, a midterm and final research project.