ANTHRO 1716 - Neoliberalism: Empire, Extraction, and the Making of the Global Social Order

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Profs. Salmaan Keshavjee, Jason Silverstein, and Lindsey Zeve
Weds. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tozzer 416

This course is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in the relationship between neoliberalism, the global social order, and inequities in health and wellbeing.

It examines neoliberalism as a political ideology that, paradoxically, both sustains and masks deeply extractive social relations of production whose harms and benefits are unevenly distributed across time, place, and communities. The course is designed to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand, theorize, and critique how neoliberal regimes of governance shape polities and sociopolitical subjectivities, structure and constrain life opportunities, and perpetuate enduring forms of social injustice.