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All Our Relations? Kinship and the Politics of Knowledge
ANTH 242
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 242

What can imaginations and practices of kinship teach us about our worlds, our bodies, ourselves, and others? Everything, according to feminist anthropologists, because all "big ideas" can be found in the everyday details of how peoples, communities, and nations think, do, and regulate "relatedness." This course explores this claim in historical and cross-cultural perspective, tracing the rise of kinship studies in anthropology; feminist revisionings of kinship's intersections with gender, race, sexuality, class, and nation-building; and how reproductive, cloning, and Internet technologies are today reconfiguring imaginations of kin and kind. We'll also discuss imaginations of cross-species kinship with our fellow animal critters and companion species.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: Students will be asked to reflect critically about fundamental assumptions about persons, bodies, and relatedness.

Intercultural Literacy: Students will read about reproduction and kinship in a variety of cultural and transnational settings.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-20-2014
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