Global Bodies

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UMass Amherst
The human body has increasingly become an object of anthropological study. The body is rich as a site of meaning and materiality. Similarly, culture inscribes itself on the body in terms of ?normalization? and governance. This course will explore pertinent issues surrounding the body today. Topics such as personhood, natural vs. artificial bodies, identity and subjectivity (nationality, race, class, sex, gender), domination and marginalization, and policy will be discussed. We will focus on the body in three main stages: birth, life, and death, with relevant case studies in each stage (e.g., embryos, reproduction, breastfeeding, organs, immigrant bodies, etc.) The course has a digital ethnography component as a final project option. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Anth majors.
Open to Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores only. others may seek Instructor permission
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Global Bodies
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Elizabeth Krause TH 10:00AM 11:15AM; TU 10:00AM 11:15AM; TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM Machmer E-24