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Fall 2014 Anthropology V3873 section 001
LANGUAGE AND POLITICS

Call Number 04318
Day & Time
Location
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Stephen Scott
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Language is central to political process. While all agree that language is used to symbolize or express political action, the main focus of this course is on how language and other communicative practices contribute to the creation of political stances, events, and forms of order. Topics addressed include political rhetoric and ritual, political communication and publics, discrimination and hierarchy, language and the legitimation of authority, as well as the role of language in nationalism, state formation, and in other sociopolitical movements like feminism and diasporic communities. Since this course has the good fortune of coinciding with the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, we will make significant use of campaign rhetorics as a means of illustrating and exploring various themes.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Anthropology @Barnard
Enrollment 16 students (25 max) as of 11:30PM Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Subject Anthropology
Number V3873
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143ANTH3873V001

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