War and Mobility

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
War and Mobility
Fall 2024
Taught By: Anna Reumert
Section: A

CRN: 17245

Credits: 4

We live in a world shaped by the movement of humans, animals and non-human goods, and we are subjected to state hierarchies of sex, gender, race, and class that control and capitalize on this movement. In contexts of armed conflict, these hierarchies become weaponized. War forces mobility for some, while others - often the vast majority -, are forced to stay put. This course unsettles familiar humanitarian categories of displacement and examines instead diverse histories of exile and diasporic world-making. Taking lessons from comparative ethnographic studies in Mexico-US, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Europe, we will consider the myriad ways that people relate, work, associate and trade in war, including as foreign fighters, gold smugglers, and exiled activists. The course foregrounds an interdisciplinary curriculum on war and migration that combines anthropological tools of critique and questioning with visual media, activist manifestos, and guest speakers who will join our discussion.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (ANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 4:26am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/5/2024