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Fall 2014 Anthropology V3861 section 001
ANTHROP OF THE ANTHROPOCENE
ANTHRO OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

Call Number 08283
Day & Time
Location
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
222 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 4
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Paige West
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This course focuses on the political ecology of the anthropocene. As multiple publics become increasingly aware of the extensive and accelerated rate of current global environmental change, and the presence of anthropogenesis in ever expanding circumstances, we need to critically analyze the categories of thought and action being developed in order to carefully approach this change. Our concern is thus not so much the Anthropocene as an immutable fact, inevitable event, or definitive period of time {significant though these are) but rather for the political, social, and intellectual consequences of this important idea. Thus we seek to understand the creativity of "The Anthropocene" as a political, rhetorical, and social category. We also aim to examine the networks of capital and power that have given rise to the current state of planetary change, the strategies for ameliorating those changes, and how these are simultaneously implicated in the rhetorical creation of "The Anthropocene" Priority given to Majors in Anthropology.  Enrollment limit is 15.
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Department Anthropology @Barnard
Enrollment 13 students (15 max) as of 11:28PM Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Subject Anthropology
Number V3861
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143ANTH3861V001

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