In this course, we will explore what anthropology looks like from an indigenous perspective. Focusing on four significant texts by indigenous anthropologists, we will explore concepts of indigeneity, mobility, gender, DNA, and indigenous rights and sovereignty as they are articulated between anthropology and indigenous studies. At the same time, we will examine how anthropological research and writing can be conducted from the perspective of the historically colonized as opposed to the colonizers, navigating the ambiguities of anthropology's own legacy as it is rearticulated by scholars from diverse positionalities and perspectives.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Our primary readings will be:
MOHAWK INTERRUPTUS, Audra Simpson; NATIVE AMERICAN DNA, Kim Tallbear; NATIVE HUBS, Renya Ramirez; NATIVE MEN REMADE, Ty P. K┐wika Tengan;
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assignments will include response essays and a research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at first class is required.
|Instructor(s): Weiss,Joseph Times: ...W.F. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: ALLB103; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 7||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 6||FR: 0|
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