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Anthropology of the Objects and the Objectified: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Things

Description:
We have all heard of, or used the term object to refer to things outside ourselves: the object of one's desires, the objectification of other cultures and peoples, works of art vs. ethnographic objects. In this course we deconstruct familiar discourses about things through an examination of the world of material possessions, places, people, ideas, and space in cross-cultural perspective. Our aim is to gain more nuanced understanding about the apparent human tendency to create our identities through assigning personal and cultural significance to objects around us. Course readings will be drawn primarily from anthropology, art history, art criticism, cultural studies, and curatorial/museum studies. We will also share our observations, experiences, and reflections of particular object worlds

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2017 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 7811 TuTh
14:00 - 15:15
TBD W01-0012
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2017
Capacity: 15
Enrolled: 3
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International

2017 Summer

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01B 1339 MW
18:00 - 21:00
Addo,Ping-Ann Y04-4160
Session: CE Ses 6
Class Dates: 07/17/2017
Capacity: 17
Enrolled: 0
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International