ANTH 326 Fall 2014 Time and Space

Cross Listed as ENVI326
Often considered a mere backdrop to daily life, this course challenges that time and space are not inert, but are instead social products. Exploring a span of western science and philosophy ranging from the Enlightenment to contemporary debates in and about post-modernism, we interrogate the concepts of time and space by situating them across cultural milieus. This course provides an introduction to classic and contemporary social science literatures on the sociocultural production and experience of time and space, including by such figures as Bakhtin, Lefebvre, and Benjamin. We will further take up anthropological analyses of concrete ethnographic materials from contexts in (but not limited to) the Amazon, New York City, Mombai, Melanesia, Paris, and Appalachia. Topics of major concern include memory, ritual, narrative, deixis, chronology and time-reckoning, embodiment, landscape, planetarity and cosmopolitanism, as well as the spatiotemporal organization of contemporary industrial and post-industrial societies.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly writing assignments and tutorial attendance every week
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none; open to first year students
Enrollment Preference: Anthropology and Sociology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1187
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ANTH 326 - 01 (F) TUT Time and Space Division 2: Social Studies LaShandra P. Sullivan
TBA Schapiro Hall 137 1187
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