Culture, Power, Knowledge


We often think of knowledge as universal and objective. But anthropologists have long studied ways in which knowledge varies in different cultural settings. In this course, we will ask: What is knowledge, how does it arise, and what does it do? Is there such a thing as universal validity or is knowledge always tied to specific cultural practices? What happens when knowledge travels and how does knowledge figure in relations of power? We will approach these questions through works in anthropology, philosophy, and science studies.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU Eth; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

This course satisfies



Course Requirements

Anthropology Major Elective