Human Rights & Humanitarianism in a Critical Perspective

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Human Rights & Humanitarianism

Spring 2019

Taught By: Miriam Ticktin

Section: AX

CRN: 7258

Credits: 4

This course introduces the principles and practices of human rights and humanitarianism in interdisciplinary perspective. We will inquire into the notions of "humanity" imagined and protected by each of these, as well as how each are bounded by national and colonial histories. The readings will help students explore how these hegemonic discourses and practices are culturally contextualized and mediated; and while trying to understand how claims of resistance and struggle are being re-articulated in legal languages of rights and entitlements and/or in a moral language of humanitarianism, we will pay particular attention to how these claims often have unintended consequences. Using gender, race and class as focal points, we will think about *who* benefits from these discourses and practices and what alternatives we may have. This course satisfies requirements in Reading and Writing. Corresponds to Tiers 2 and 3.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (LANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 10:45am 5/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 903

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019