04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Krug Hall 204
Section Information for Fall 2023
How do ethnographies capture and analyze “place” and what kind of writing and methods are used to do so? This graduate-level course will consider the knowledge-producing form of ethnography from a critical perspective while also offering students an array of topics through which to explore the South Asian subcontinent, including religion, caste (and how it relates to notions and histories of race, especially in the U.S.), class, gender, sexuality, disability, health, labor, migration, displacement, and climate. Each ethnography will serve firstly as a point of arrival where we will aim to understand contemporary debates and theories; and secondly, as a point of departure to spur research on related topics. Students will learn the discourse around key concepts in the ethnography of South Asia as they imbibe deep understandings of diverse social issues and cultural forms.
This course is open to graduate students across disciplines and schools, and to undergraduates who have taken ANTH 309 (Peoples and Cultures of India) or its equivalent.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.