ANTHR 4439

ANTHR 4439

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This seminar course's starting point is Agamben's widely discussed ideas about "bare life" in relation to modern state sovereignty and to continuities with earlier forms of sovereignty. The course unfolds as a political-legal anthropology of sovereignty and citizenship, the exclusion of undesirables, and modern biopolitical control mechanisms. Readings will draw on classics from the anthropology and other literature on sovereignty and kingship, as well as case studies dealing with the modern Chinese state, the US, the Soviet Union, etc.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 7439

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16793 ANTHR 4439   SEM 101