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Fall 2012 – COMM 824: Seminar in Feminist Studies

COMM 824: Seminar in Feminist Studies Kumi Silva/Fall 2012 Thurs: 6-8:50 p.m. This course engages with the complexity of transnational feminist thought by focusing on its diversity.  Through various themes—from postcolonial theory to popular culture—we map the relationships that emerge

Fall 2012 – Managing medical work: Technologies, instrumentalities and institutions

This course explores the anthropology of biomedicine from the standpoint of social practice.  It examines the production of medical care, that is, medical work, by sampling a variety of ethnographic, historical, social and cultural studies.  We will focus particularly on

Fall 2012 – Power

This is a seminar that exams major theorizations of power and politics which anthropologists employ in their ethnographic, historical and related research on rule and governance.  In what sense are states more than “the idea” of the state?   In particular,

Fall 2012 – Identity & Agency

The course examines the significance of identity as a force in and medium of human life, drawing together the work of cultural and ethnographic studies with a productive and explicit theory that situates identity squarely (yet variably) in social practice

Call for Papers and Panel Sessions: 19th Annual Conference on Critical Geography

The Near Future: Volatility, Opportunity, and Critique Chapel Hill, NC, November 2-4, 2012 The Geography Department at UNC Chapel Hill invites you to join us in a discussion about the future of the political. As struggles around the world capture

Convergence 2012: The Geo/Body Politics of Emancipation

November 9th, 10th, and 11th 2012 Duke University Call For Participation The year 2011 marked an explosion of radical mobilization, from student protests and occupations to uprisings and insurrections. These events were characterized by the embodied reclaiming of public space,

Spring 2012 – Racialized Spaces and Proper Places: Frantz Fanon

Professor Alvaro Reyes Mondays 7-9:30 p.m. Saunders Rm. 204 Since the late 1980’s there has been a growing literature on the intellectual contributions of the psychiatrist, anti-colonial militant, and theorist Frantz Fanon. Fanon’s thought has been enlisted as intellectual support

Spring 2012 – Global Media Economies after Convergence

Professor Michael Palm, Communication Studies Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-3:15pm, 209 Dey Hall – UNC Chapel Hill The rapid development of new media technologies over the past few decades has tempted observers to describe the world as somehow shrinking. The internet,

Spring 2012 – The Idea and Ideal of Equality

Professor John McGowan, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature and Professor Jeff Spinner-Havel, Dept. of Political Science English 861-001  Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory This graduate level seminar will examine what the idea of equality means in modern political