ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH-640
Current Issues in Anthropology (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include issues such as social inequality, urban nature, militarism and state violence, reading/resisting neoliberalism, and Southwest archaeology. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: graduate standing in anthropology or permission of instructor.

ANTH-640
001
ANTHROPOLOGY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Current Issues in Anthropology (3)

Anthropology of Conservation

The seminar brings together social theory and ethnographic case studies in order to examine the ways that environmental conservation remakes spaces and bodies. Students discuss what changing conservation paradigms does to indicate who has agency and responsibility for environmental stewardship as well as the kinds of contributions the analytical perspective of anthropologists can make to conservation practice. Themes addressed include regimes of natural resource management, creating environmental affect, and the ethnography of conservation organizations.

ANTH-640
901
ANTHROPOLOGY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Current Issues in Anthropology (3)

Anthropology of Conservation

The seminar brings together social theory and ethnographic case studies in order to examine the ways that environmental conservation remakes spaces and bodies. Students discuss what changing conservation paradigms does to indicate who has agency and responsibility for environmental stewardship as well as the kinds of contributions the analytical perspective of anthropologists can make to conservation practice. Themes addressed include regimes of natural resource management, creating environmental affect, and the ethnography of conservation organizations. Open only to Anthropology Master's International Program students. Meets with ANTH-640 001.