SOC 345
Producing the Past
Last Offered Spring 2008
Division II
Cross-listed HIST 392 / SOC 345 / ASST 345
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

In response to the apparent rise in individual and collective celebrations of “traditional community” over the past two decades, this course will examine how the past is mobilized in order to animate collective identities, address contemporary grievances, and produce events in the present. We will consider the emergence of modern forms of historical consciousness and writing and interrogate the modalities by which they are produced. Participants will read critical works focused on a range of cultural settings, all of which consider the production of the past in connection with the following topics: “community,” nation, and religion; collective memory; disciplinary knowledge and power; “tradition,” race, and gender; genocide and democracy; and constructing objects of inquiry.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3167
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: full participation, one class presentation, and two papers
Prerequisites: none; open to non-majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 392 Division II SOC 345 Division II ASST 345 Division II
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
INST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives
INST South + Southeast Asia Studies Electives

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