Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    May 16, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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ANTHR 6424 - Ethnoracial Identity in Anthropology, Language, and Law

(crosslisted) AMST 6424 LAW 7231 , LSP 6424  
(EC-LASP)     
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with AMST 3424 /ANTHR 3475 /LSP 3475 .

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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