Devon G Pena
Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in anthropology. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
This special topics course focuses on a critical reading of Karl Marx including Volume I of Capital and The Grundrisse. We will also read a variety of contemporary interlocutors including Sylvia Federici and Harry Cleaver. Finally, we will address the enduring relevance and significance of Marx in the history of anthropology and the rise of various critical anthropologies.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Discussion seminar with very few lectures by the professor and a focus on presentations by students focused on criticizing the course readings.
Start reading Karl Marx, Capital (Volume One).
Class assignments and grading
Five critical essays
Essays. Presentations. Attendance. Participation in course message board.