ANTH 235 Rhetoric, Resistance, and Repression

This course examines the anthropology of social movements through the lenses of the theoretical, historical, methodological, ethical, and political. We will begin by understanding critical themes and ideas generated through the social scientific study of social movements such as civil society, hegemony, social change, identity politics, and the rhetoric of agitation and control. We will apply these concepts, among others introduced throughout the course, to examine a range of contemporary social movements in North America. These diverse movements address issues ranging from racism, sexism, environmental degradation, reproductive choice, classism, heterosexism, to transphobia. This course is designed to facilitate and encourage active engagement with the texts and discussion.



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