ANS 390 • Space- and Place-Making in East Asia
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
To say place is made is to understand the geographical context of human activity as variable, contested, or constructed rather than given; to say space is produced is to tie the generation of geographical dimensionalities into other sorts of social process. The focus of this course is on recent work in East Asian anthropology and history that foregrounds space, place, or a variety of related issues: territory, mapping, environment, nature, region, globalism, or locality, to name a few. Another goal of the seminar, however, is to bring this East Asianist work into more explicit dialogue with conceptual precursors and alternatives. We will seek to develop a range of languages for talking about space and place. (Specific readings are tentative; contact instructor for more information).
20% Class participation 20% Presentation(s) 60% Major research paper (20 pp. minimum)