ANTHRCUL 558 - Current Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Anthropologies of Law and Regulation
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
400-level coursework in Anthropology; and graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a graduate seminar focusing on anthropological (and non-anthropological) engagements with law and regulation. We will read widely from both classic and contemporary legal anthropology, theoretical and historical reflections on law and regulation, and finally legal cases, literary texts, and media artifacts in order to focus on a series of overarching and intersecting themes. First, we will highlight the development and transformation of legal anthropology as a specific sub-field within the broader history of the discipline. From within this archive the course moves to a set of themes where questions of law, legality, and regulation have been contested ranging from incarceration, gender, financial and corporate regulation, human rights and property. Within each of these categories we juxtapose anthropological texts, legal scholarship and historical and contemporary case-studies in order to reflect on broader questions about the role of law in society, including the relationship between law and domains of kinship, economy and well-being. The final set of readings highlights spaces and practices of “non-law” in order to explore the possibilities and problematic of a world without law and regulation.

ANTHRCUL 558 - Current Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22346
Open
3
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
32210
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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