ANT 339 Anthropology of Human Rights

Can advocating universal standards for rights be a bad thing? This course explores questions of human rights cross-culturally with a focus on policy-making. The central tension of this class will be the relationship between arguments for universal human rights and particular cultural, political, economic, social, and intersectional contexts. Many of our case studies will concern gender. The course grapples with ways forward for social scientists and policy-makers interested in effecting change in partnership with communities around the globe.




ANT 110 or SOC 110 or permission of the instructor.