Anthropology and Human Rights

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Anthropology and Human Rights

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University of Toronto

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The concept of human rights in its universal claims rises fundamental questions for anthropology as it challenges a central value of the discipline: cultural relativism. Students are asked to consider epistemological and theoretical questions and case studies (e.g. claims of rights by ethnic collectivities).

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      • Prerequisite: ANT 204H1 or ANT 207H1 or PCJ 260Y1 or PCJ 360H1, and one 300 level course in Society, Culture and Language

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


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