Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024


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ANTH 662 001 (CRN: 25462)


Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Massie, Victoria
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM T (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 10
Section Enrolled: 6
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 20
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 12
Enrollment data as of: 17-JUL-2024 4:48AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM T
Description: This course examines the role Black anthropologists have played in shaping the modern history of anthropological thought. By considering the role Black anthropologists have played as ethnographic knowledge producers, rather than simply ethnographic objects, this seminar considers not how race has shaped the study of culture. In addressing the discipline's legacy of anti-Blackness in the study of "cultural difference," this class considers how Black anthropologists have drawn on concepts and theories within Black Studies to reimagine and rewrite their own genealogy within the discipline. From Du Boisian political economy of racism and Black feminist poetics and performance to contemporary discussions of decolonizing and abolitionist anthropology, this course addresses how Black anthropologists have created ethnographic approaches that not only redress disciplinary anti-Black racism, but also, most importantly, provide approaches studying the robustness of Black life. Cross-list: ANTH 462. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 662 if student has credit for ANTH 462.