Society on the Move: Social Relations in Motion

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Society on the Move

Fall 2022

Taught By: Jacquelin Kataneksza

Section: A

CRN: 14665

Credits: 4

We live in a world that is constantly in motion. While most of us take movement for granted, it is often complex. The mobility of people and goods can be coerced, constrained, and sometimes even impossible. This course considers historical and contemporary perspectives around the complexities of mobility. We explore who and what gets to move and who and what are precluded from that possibility. We examine different types of mobility— from imperialism, migration, informal economies, and tourism, to how race, gender, and class influence how people move through private and public spaces. We will reflect on the complex geographies and social relations revealed through movement to consider how identities and social networks are formed, reconfigured, and destabilized. Students will be invited to submit periodic reading responses, a short midterm paper drawn from individual ethnographic observations about a chosen facet of mobility in the city, and a final creative project.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (LANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:08am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022