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Bodies of Science, Bodies of Knowledge

ANTH 312
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 313, FGSS 312
Course Cluster: Disability Studies

This seminar explores scientific, medical, and anthropological constructions of the body with the aim of jostling reductive representations of bodies as entities that end at the skin and simply house minds. Readings will be interdisciplinary, from critical medical anthropology, feminist science studies, philosophy, and other disciplines interested in the body. We'll put our minds together to think about how imaginations of embodiment tie to political and knowledge-making projects both of domination and of resistance and what it means for a range of actors to live in bodies at the turn of the third millennium.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Intercultural Literacy: Students will learn to think through culturally different imaginations of bodies and embodiment.
Interpretation: Students will learn a range of methods to interpret bodies in both scientific and nonscientific settings, including anthropological, philosophical, cultural studies, feminist and historical approaches.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-18-2014
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