Summer 2021 - SA 203 C100
Violence in War and Peace (SA) (4)
Class Number: 1974
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 11, 2021
Wed, 11:59–11:59 p.m.
A critical examination of the relationship between violence and structural inequalities. Focus will be on different forms that violence assumes in war and peace and how acts of violence are remembered, collectively denied or misrecognized. Particular case studies may include colonization of indigenous people, Holocaust, South African Apartheid, India's Partition, the genocide in Rwanda, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 9/11 and its aftermath along with everyday suffering, including gender violence. As well, special attention will be given to anthropological witnessing.
.This course is designed to introduce students to the study of the many forms of violence that characterize our modern world, and to seek to make sense of such violence. This course seeks to provide an opportunity to make sense of violence through an inter-disciplinary approach informed by a critical sociological and political-economy perspective. The course includes consideration of theoretical and conceptual approaches to violence, together with examination of a number of different forms of violence and a range of empirical examples and case-studies. These include conquest and colonialism, the Nazi Holocaust, the politics of so-called ‘communal violence’, state repression and terror, as well as violence and political resistance. The course also analyses everyday violence, such as structural violence, and gendered/sexualized and racialized violence, and considers the intersections between the violence of ‘everyday life’ and eruptions of ‘extraordinary’ violence. The course concludes with examination of the project of witnessing, critiquing and writing against violence and injustice.
- Online Discussions 15%
- Reading Reviews 15%
- Research Essay 40%
- Take-home Final exam 30%
Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology (1st Ed.), Scheper-Hughes et al.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
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