Aug 21, 2018  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Course Catalog 2018-2019
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ANTH 482 - Anthropology of Good Intentions


Next Offered: In a Future Term

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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