Reading Ethnography: Toward an Otherwise Anthropology|
Spring 2023 not offered
In this advanced reading-centered seminar, we will consider the challenges and potentials of ethnography as a way of knowing, form of argument, and genre of writing. We will take up contemporary interventions and critical turns including: decolonizing and abolitionist anthropology, the complex politics of witnessing and ethnographic refusal, approaches to more-than-human anthropologies and queer/ing anthropology, and the craft of ethnographic storytelling and experiments in ethnographic poetry, prose, and fiction. Our seminar is structured around collaborative close reading and discussion of a range of cutting-edge ethnographies that challenge the boundaries of disciplinary practice and seek to open up a transformative, otherwise anthropology.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CWRC)
TBD, potentially Anand Pandian, A POSSIBLE ANTHROPOLOGY; Savannah Shange, PROGRESSIVE DYSTOPIA; Ana-Maurine Lara, QUEER FREEDOM : BLACK SOVEREIGNTY; Susan Lepselter, THE RESONANCE OF UNSEEN THINGS; Miyarrka Media, PHONE & SPEAR; Alan Klima, ETHNOGRAPHY #9; Angela Garcia, THE PASTORAL CLINIC; Lisa Stevenson, LIFE BESIDE ITSELF; Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, THE MUSHROOM AT THE END OF THE WORLD; Marisol de la Cadena, EARTH BEINGS; Juno Salazar Parreņas, DECOLONIZING EXTINCTION; Deborah Thomas, POLITICAL LIFE IN THE WAKE OF THE PLANTATION; Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye, LISSA; Aimee Meredith Cox, SHAPESHIFTERS; Nomi Stone, KILL CLASS; Lyndon K. Gill, EROTIC ISLANDS; Laurence Ralph, THE TORTURE LETTERS; John Jackson, REAL BLACK; E. Patrick Johnson, SWEET TEA; Carole McGranahan, WRITING ANTHROPOLOGY
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This is a reading- and discussion-focused seminar with weekly Reading Memos, student-led discussion, and a final paper or project.
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