The Political Economy of Death

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This course examines and critically analyzes the history of concepts about death and dying. We examine the various definitions of death through the study of concepts of life, which are invariably tied to our ideas of death and dying. We will come to understand the historical, religious, and social dimensions of death and dying as well as the economic components …

Contemporary Art & Theory

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A critical survey of major developments and movements in cultural theory and practice after WWII and the aftermath of the “death of the author” (Barthes). Topics to be addressed include the critique of avant-garde production; postmodernism and postindustrial society; institutional critique; ethnicity, gender and sexuality; art in/and the public sphere; new media aesthetics; postproduction and relational aesthetics; art and economics, …

The Political Economy of Death

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This course examines and critically analyzes the history of concepts about death and dying. We examine the various definitions of death through the study of concepts of life, which are invariably tied to our ideas of death and dying. We will come to understand the historical, religious, and social dimensions of death and dying as well as the economic components …

Posthumanism

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This deeply interdisciplinary course will examine, analyze, and critically access the development and implications of the so-called Posthuman condition. Posthumanism, as it is generally defined, is the current, perhaps unavoidable, perhaps inevitable, turn towards technology as the dominant paradigm of the future world. As such, the Posthuman is a new phase in human history that necessitates a redefinition of what …

Politics in America

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[unitegallery Gallery] Description An interdisciplinary study and critical analysis of the ideological, social, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of politics in the United States. We will begin with a study of the idea of politics and ideology on historical and philosophical terms. We will study and critically analyze the founding documents of the United States and its history through the …