Anthropology of Good Intentions

Anthropology 482

Usual Description

This seminar critically analyzes the cultural politics of our humanitarian age. We will problematize logics of gifting, sacrifice, and ‘doing good’ as they play out in historical and contemporary projects staged by missionaries, NGOs, states, global aid institutions, development workers, and others. Reading ethnographic, filmic, journalistic, and historical sources alongside critical theory, we will consider the consequences, contingencies, and ethics of good intentions in a global world.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Anthropology 482 Taught by Crystal Biruk
Anthropology 482 Taught by Crystal Biruk