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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2020


ANTH 50.40 Anthropology of Disaster

Disasters are often conceptualized as an event that disrupts the normalcy of the everyday. In contrast, anthropology of disaster has long analyzed disasters and their effects as amplifications of the normal functioning of a society. This course examines the temporal and spatial scales, categories and concepts, as well as modes of attention we deploy to understand and respond to disasters. By drawing on texts from anthropology, history, science and technology studies, and environmental justice, we will develop analytical tools to elucidate how social norms and power relations are reorganized and reproduced through disasters, often in unequal ways. 

Distributive and/or World Culture

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