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Differences: The Anthropology of Disability

ANT 261/HUM 262

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Disabled people are the largest minority in the world. Attention to the lived experiences and discourses of disability is crucial to our understanding of what it means to be human in an ever-changing world. This course moves beyond a medicalized view of disability and develops an historical and ethnographic critique of ableism with a focus upon the diverse forms of impairment and their social, economic, and technological contexts. What are the moral and political stakes of an anthropology of disability today?
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 10
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 21791
  • Schedule: MW 03:00 PM-04:20 PM