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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

WGSS 42.05 Ethnography of Violence

Violence is widely recognized as a problem in modern society, with policies and interventions to combat violence, or to employ it, dominating local and global politics. Yet the meaning of violence is seldom analyzed. Using an ethnographic lens, this course explores violence as both an embodied experience and a socially and culturally mediated event. We examine spectacular and everyday forms of violence in terms of manifestations of power, structures of inequality, perceptions of difference, and politics of representation. Ethnographic studies are drawn from, among others, Mozambique, Haiti, and Harlem. An introduction to the cultural anthropology of violence, this course raises key quesitons about violence in a globalized world and explores how to study it anthropologically. This course is not open to students who have received credit for ANTH 12.03.

Cross Listed Courses

ANTH 28; AAAS 88.08

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:NW

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