ANTH 326
Time and Space Fall 2014
Division II
Cross-listed ENVI 326 / ANTH 326
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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.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1187
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly writing assignments and tutorial attendance every week
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none; open to first year students
Enrollment Preferences: Anthropology and Sociology majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 326 Division II ANTH 326 Division II

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