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Fall 2019 Anthropology GR6245 section 001
PERSONHOOD

Call Number 45210
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
467 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor and Department
Instructor Maria Jos de Abreu
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This seminar seeks to engage with materials that question personhood. Drawing on both fictional and non-fictional accounts, we will be involved with textual and visual documents as well institutional contexts in order to revisit such notion under contemporary capitalism. We will cover topics like rites of passage and life cycle, the role of the nation state and local communities in defining a person, the relation between self and non-self, between the living and the dead. We will likewise address vicarious forms of personhood through the prosthetic, the avatar or the anonymous. But we will also look into forms of dissipation of personhood and unreliable agency where subjects become more like a medium through which to think rhythms and ongoing infrastructures of the living. As a whole, the course will bring to light how the question of personhood cross-culturally relates to language, performativity, religion, law, gender, race, class, care, life and death.
Web Site Vergil
Department Anthropology
Enrollment 2 students (20 max) as of 10:04AM Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Subject Anthropology
Number GR6245
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193ANTH6245G001

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