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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2009

ANT 391 • Performance, Race, Violence and the Body

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30120 TH
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
eps 1.130KA
Smith

Course Description

Description: This course examines the complex relationship between performance, the body politic, violence and race across global societies. Using the ethnographic and theoretical lens of performance, performativity and enactment, the course examines the multivalent layers of violent repression at work within society and how this violence, in its variant forms, impacts identity formation. One of the primary objectives of the course is to theoretically engage with the relationship between the body, identity, and state, structural and symbolic violence. It seeks to critically interrogate how theories of performance can help us understand and critique the politics of identity, and how the relationship between performance and the body have everything to do with social order and repression.

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