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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 264 Development, Aid, Activism

This course considers the meanings and effects of development in a world characterized by historically-grounded social, political,and economic inequalities. How have specific peoples or regions been defined as "in need"? What complex sociocultural dynamics are at play when outside actors-government aid agencies, NGOs, individual volunteers, etc.-enter a community to aid its member? And how is the context of development changing, as "aid" is currently often activated via digital media and activist campaigns?


A&S 102 or A&S 103