2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

ANT 347 Structural Violence & Social Suffering

3 hours 

In this course, students examine the roots of the terms "structural violence" and "social suffering" and what they seek to explain and describe: the various forms of violence exerted systematically and their consequences for human lives. Students will explore multiple forms of structural violence that are found in everyday life - in peacetime and in its most extreme form - in war, massacre, and genocide. The course will also explore social suffering experienced by human beings that result from structural violence: death, injury, illness, subjugation, stigmatization and psychological trauma.  Students also examine social spaces of resistance and consider principles and processes for social change and the alleviation of social suffering.




ENG 201, ANT 101