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2020-2021 Catalog

A&S 244 Rebuilding Shattered Worlds through Recollection: Engaged Anthropology and Oral Testimony

This course explores the politics of place and memory through a close look at "Syrian Town," a once-thriving multi-ethnic neighborhood in Easton, PA, demolished in the 1960s. How have former residents coped with the destruction of their community? What role does recollection play in rebuilding shattered worlds here and elsewhere? Students will consider these questions while developing interview and ethnographic research skills. [SS, W]


A&S 102 or A&S 103 or permission of instructor