SHUM 4679

SHUM 4679

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

What does it mean to consider something broken? Can brokenness ever be seen as productive itself? This class explores the generativity of broken worlds. It considers the question of brokenness through analyzing thwarted infrastructures across the globe that give rise to the impulse of repair of our everyday social, material, political, and affective lives. Broken infrastructures can, indeed, afford various reparative affects, practices and spaces. Yet, to repair means that not only humans, but also nonhumans, such as plants or animals, can emerge as infrastructures of repair in their own right. This course then emerges from the idea that we are restorative species, constantly engaged in mending and fixing of broken material and affective worlds. The course ends by reffllflecting on the reparative potential of researchers. For longer description and instructor bio visit the Society for the Humanities website.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4469ANTHR 7469SHUM 6679

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16747 SHUM 4679   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person