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Devon G Pena
ANTH 469
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Anthropology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in anthropology. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Start reading Karl Marx, Capital (Volume One).

Class assignments and grading

Five critical essays

Essays. Presentations. Attendance. Participation in course message board.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Devon G Pena
Date: 11/06/2006