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Resisting Racism, Extraction, and Dispossession in the Americas

ANTH 217
Fall 2017 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 217
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations

This course looks at land-based social movements as responses to the legacies of empire and colonialism. We will begin with an overview of the ideologies of economic and political "progress" that justified the dispossession of indigenous and racialized groups in the Americas. Then we will turn away from the logic of imperial domination to consider alternative forms of knowledge and practice that posit new relationships between nature and society. Of special focus will be a range of ethnographies of land-based movements including the Zapatistas, Garifuna, and MST (Movimento Sem Terra) as well as feminist, indigenous, and antiracist theories informed by the forms of resistance and decolonization that we have studied.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)

Last Updated on JUL-21-2024
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