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ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH-637
Discourse, Text, and Voice (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. This seminar reviews current approaches to studies of narrative and conversation, and the insights into social location, ideology, and claims to power which such studies disclose. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: graduate standing in anthropology or permission of instructor.

ANTH-637
001
ANTHROPOLOGY
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Discourse, Text, and Voice (3)

Language, Political Economy and Affect

Recent work in discourse, text and voice studies proposes using historical/material dynamics of political economy as an entry point for language centered research projects. This course considers ways to implement this proposal. Students explore the connections between language and political economy in studying ideology and assumption, constructions of agency, temporal and spatial referencing and affective reference. Research tasks related to spoken language, print text, visual media, and data in on-line sources are discussed.