New course for Fall 2021: It's the End of the World As We Know It

May 11, 2021


It's the End of the World As We Know It

Living in the contemporary moment means living with reminders that the end of the world – at least as we know it – is looming. From the global ecological crisis to evangelical apocalyptic visions, and from nuclear threats to the changes wrought by automated work, people are brushing up against the limits of human knowledge and experience. In this course, we will consider how anthropologists have grappled with the end of the world, drawing the discipline's boundaries liberally. Working with ethnography, science fiction, film, and more, we will ask: What does it mean to adopt the uncertain future as an object of study? And might the end of the world as we know it also mean the start of a more speculative anthropology?

This new anthropology course will be taught in Fall 2021.  

ANTHR 4416

4 credits 

M 2:40 - 4:35 pm

Instruction mode:  planned for in person

Ahmann, Chloe


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