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    Oberlin College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Course Catalog 2017-2018
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ANTH 482 - Anthropology of Good Intentions


Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, CD, WADV

This seminar critically analyzes the cultural politics of our humanitarian age. We will problematize logics of gifting, sacrifice, and ‘doing good’ as they play out in historical and contemporary projects staged by missionaries, NGOs, states, global aid institutions, development workers, and others. Reading ethnographic, filmic, journalistic, and historical sources alongside critical theory, we will consider the consequences, contingencies, and ethics of good intentions in a global world.
Enrollment Limit: 10
Instructor: C. Biruk
Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes


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