Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Jul 14, 2020  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 3475 - [Ethnoracial Identity in Anthropology, Language, and Law]

(crosslisted) AMST 3424 LSP 3475  
Spring. Next Offered: 2020-2021. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with AMST 6424 /ANTHR 6424 /LAW 7231 /LSP 6424 .

V. Santiago-Irizarry.

In this course, we examine the role that law and language, as mutually constitutive mediating systems, occupy in constructing ethnoracial identity in the United States. We will approach law from a critical anthropological perspective, as a signifying (and significant) sociocultural system–rather than as an “objective” structure of rational rules and processes–to consider how legal norms, procedures, and discourses inform other processes of sociocultural production and reproduction, thus contributing to the creation and maintenance of differential power relations. We will draw on anthropological, linguistic, and critical race theory as well as ethnographic and legal material to guide and document our analyses.

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