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Social and Cultural Anthropology: Privilege

Professor Flood is teaching an anthropology course this semester entitled, "Privilege." Privilege is a contentious and often confusing idea for people across the political spectrum. This course asks, what is privilege, and what should you do with it if you have it? What if you don't have it? Is it a problem or a way to solve problems? We will investigate the meaningful distinctions between different kinds of privilege, focusing on their histories and on their reproduction and embodiment in everyday life. We will pay particular attention to dilemmas of privilege in the context of leftist activism, including the idea of rejecting it.

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David Flood
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