Jan 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

ANT 355 - Collective Memory in Anthropological Perspective

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This course addresses collective memory from theoretical and ethnographic perspectives. It locates memory in the social world, in the relevance of the past for the present, and in on-going struggles to represent and commemorate meaningful histories. It begins by addressing foundational theories and builds to consider: relationships between nationalism and memory, possibilities of representing violence, contestations and embodies performances of public memories. Particular attention is paid to language and semiotic systems in memory work.

Prerequisite: ANT 265 , ANT 280 , or ANT 285  
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: French