Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2019

     

ANTH 393 001 (CRN: 13960)

THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOXICITY

Long Title: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOXICITY: RETHINKING HEALTH AND SOVEREIGNTY
Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Wool, Zoe H.
Meeting: 2:30PM - 5:00PM R SEW 562 (26-AUG-2019 - 6-DEC-2019) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 8
Section Enrolled: 7
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 16
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 17
Enrollment data as of: 8-APR-2020 5:22AM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
17-DEC-2019  
7:00PM - 10:00PM T TBA TBA
 
Description: Through ethnographic, scientific, and personal accounts of toxicity in a range of sites—from warzones to office buildings—this course explores toxicity as an analytic that helps us think critically about health and sovereignty. We explore the way that colonial geographies imprint geographies of toxicity and the ways that capitalism and consumption produce and distribute toxicity. In relation to health, we explore the ways that the materiality and biology of toxic exposure are embodied in specific ways that undermine singular or universalizable concepts and measures of human and environmental health and require us to think about the health in relation to the specificities of race, class, gender, disability, and intimacy in particular places and times. In relation to sovereignty, we explore the ways that the promiscuous movement of toxicants provokes but also eludes regulations that hew to the ridged boundaries of law and territory and raise new questions of accountability and evidence. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 393 if student has credit for ANTH 593.