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2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 311 - Colonialism, Slavery, & Rebellion

Spring (3)

Drawing examples from multiple colonial contexts, this course will explore the developments of colonialism, slavery, and black slave resistance. Focusing on freedom from the point of view of modernity's underside (Dussell 1996), this course will discuss how slaves created notions and informal practices of freedom within structural constraints. The legacies of colonialism and slavery will also be explored, considering how contemporary Maroon and African descended people create and experience power at the political margins. Secondary texts will be complemented with primary materials such as personal narratives and newspaper entries. Students will become acquainted with historical anthropological methodology and will work through broader anthropological questions on colonialism, the production of epistemologies, race, and sovereignty and resistance.