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, arts and activism. We will consider early key works, as well as recent ethnographies, stressing the significance of disability for theorizing human difference in intersection with other experiences of oppression, resistance, and creativity. The course will also incorporate guest speakers on contemporary intersectional activism, films, performance and relevant events at NYU. This course counts for a minor or major in anthropology and as a required core course for the disability studies minor.