ARKEO 4227

ARKEO 4227

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Critical approaches to embodiment compel bioarchaeologists to consider how social norms and institutional inequalities are enacted and materialized through the body. This course contributes a deep archaeological perspective on the lived experience of inequality and the historically contingent nature of sexuality, gender, and violence. Drawing upon the study of human skeletons, social theory, and a rich comparative literature in cultural anthropology, we will "put flesh on the bones" and explore topics such as body modification and mutilation; masculinity and performative violence; sexuality and 'third gender'; and sickness and suffering in past societies. We will not only consider privilege and marginalization in lived experience, but also in death, examining how unequal social relationships are reproduced when the dead body is colonized as an object of study.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended prerequisite: 3000-level course in biological or medical anthropology

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

Comments Co-meets with ANTHR 7227/ARKEO 7227.

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  • 16828ARKEO 4227  SEM 101