Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ANTH 533 - THE MATERIAL WORLD

Long Title: THE MATERIAL WORLD
Department: Anthropology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This course explores the mutually constructive relationship between humans and objects; it asks how objects are made meaningful and active by humans, and how, in turn, people acquire meaning, relations, and agency through material culture. Topics include: commoditization, consumption, gift exchange, subjects and objects, identity, fashion, collecting, art, and authenticity. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 333. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 533 if student has credit for ANTH 333.