Posthuman/Ethnographic

Term: Spring 2009

Subject Code: GANT

Course Number: 6600

A new Copernican revolution aiming to decenter the human subject has swept the social sciences and humanities in recent years. In dialog with feminism, postcolonial studies, queer studies, and emergent work on science, technology, and nature, scholars have begun to explore ways in which the world is created and populated through relations between and among humans, nonhumans, and quasi-humans. In this course, we examine a broad range of innovative and provocative works in various media concerned with animals, technologies, "natural phenomena," and assorted forms of cross-species/cross-kinds interaction to consider how anthropologists and others thinking ethnographically are responding to this challenge.


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