Disability Worlds: Anthropological Perspectives

This course examines the genealogy of disability as a topic in anthropology and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, exploring the relationship of such work to disability studies and activism. We will consider early key works, as well as recent ethnographies based in different parts of the world and first person accounts. Overall, we stress the significance of disability for theorizing human difference. The course will also incorporate guest lectures, films, performance and relevant off-site activities in NYC.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Rayna Rapp
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 19UP 101
Faye Ginsburg
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 19UP 101