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Spring 2019 Anthropology GR6365 section 001

Call Number 66938
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
405 Kent Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Laurel Kendall
Course Description This course is a continuation of Museum Anthropology G6352 (not a prerequisite). Through the study of museum exhibitions, this course explores a series of debates about the representation of culture in museums, the politics of identity, and the significance of objects. We will consider the museum as a contemporary and variable form, as a site for the expression of national, group, and individual identity and as a site of performance and consumption. We will consider how exhibits are developed, what they aim to convey, what makes them effective (or not), and how they sometimes become flashpoints of controversy. Because the work of museums is visual, enacted through the display of material forms, we will also consider the transformation of objects into artifacts and as part of exhibitions, addressing questions of meaning, ownership, value, and magic. We will look at this range of issues from the point of view of practitioners, critics, and audiences.
Web Site Vergil
Department Anthropology
Enrollment 13 students (15 max) as of 11:05AM Friday, August 23, 2019
Subject Anthropology
Number GR6365
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To School of the Arts, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Crs will meet off campus at AMNH
Section key 20191ANTH6365G001

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