Anthropology of Affect
Institution Where Taught
University of Toronto
Year Course Taught
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This course examines how anthropologists have studied the way that people hope, imagine, love, and despise. Ethnography of “the intimate” realms of affect raises important questions about knowledge production and methodology as well as offering insight into how people come to act upon the world and what the human consequences of such action are. The course will also examine how “the intimate” is socially produced and harnessed in the service of politics and culture. Topics will include grief and its lack; dreams and activism; love and social change; memory and imperialism; sexuality and care; and violence and hope.
RPA Codes & Standards
- Principle 3: Responsibility for acquiring and recording reliable information of the past in archaeological research
Keywords & Terms
- Impact on Communities - Local, Descendant, etc.
- Professional Standards
- Public Interest, Collaboration, Education, and Outreach