Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

ANT 308 Anthropology of Human Rights(RLA)

4 hours. An examination of different ways that anthropologists have approached human rights, from attempts to understand human rights as abstract, codified principles, to work that takes human rights as an anthropological object, constituted by specific social practices and meanings. It examines how anthropologists have addressed human rights through a range of topics and themes (including but not limited to activism, the state and citizenship, truth and reconciliation, health, child prostitution, the trade in human organs), in order to develop a critical, anthropologically grounded, sense of human rights. Prerequisite: ENG 151 and (any 200-level SOC or ANT course).