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Current Problems in Anthropology II

Topic: Anthropology of Time What does the concept of time have to offer when positioned as a central analytic category? In this course, students will be introduced to the topic of time. Some themes that we will consider, but are not limited to, are: how time is experienced; the relationship between crisis and the urge to move forward; the linkages between affect and time vis-a-vis hope, doubt, and uncertainty, and how unilineal time is organized and resisted. We will also consider the politics of time and space, such as neoliberal time and postcolonial time, as well as cultural and religious variations in marking ‘the present’.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): IV Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV Honours Anthropology or permission of the instructor. ANTHROP 4BB3 may be repeated, if on a different topic, to a total of six units.