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21A.217 Anthropology of War and Peace (MIT) 21A.217 Anthropology of War and Peace (MIT)

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This class has been reorganized to focus primarily on the War in Iraq. As in previous years, the class still examines war in cross-cultural perspective, asking whether war is intrinsic to human nature, what causes war, how particular cultural experiences of war differ, and how war has affected American culture. This class has been reorganized to focus primarily on the War in Iraq. As in previous years, the class still examines war in cross-cultural perspective, asking whether war is intrinsic to human nature, what causes war, how particular cultural experiences of war differ, and how war has affected American culture.

Subjects

anthropology | anthropology | war | war | peace | peace | f humans are by nature warlike | f humans are by nature warlike | the evolution of war in cross-cultural perspective | the evolution of war in cross-cultural perspective | the socialization of warriors and the construction of enemies | the socialization of warriors and the construction of enemies | the recent emergence of anti-war movements | the recent emergence of anti-war movements | sociobiological and other theories of war | sociobiological and other theories of war | ethnic hatred and civil war in Rwanda | ethnic hatred and civil war in Rwanda | Bosnia | Bosnia | and Northern Ireland | and Northern Ireland | military culture in the U.S. and elsewhere | military culture in the U.S. and elsewhere | peace movements | peace movements | studies of military conversion | studies of military conversion | Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland | humans are by nature warlike | humans are by nature warlike

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21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT) 21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT)

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This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their reflections in prose on what poetry does, on what other poets do, and what it means to write in English from the historical and political situation of Northern Ireland (for Heaney) or the Caribbean (for Walcott). This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their reflections in prose on what poetry does, on what other poets do, and what it means to write in English from the historical and political situation of Northern Ireland (for Heaney) or the Caribbean (for Walcott).

Subjects

Seamus Heaney | Seamus Heaney | Derek Walcott | Derek Walcott | Beowulf | Beowulf | Omeros | Omeros | poetry | poetry | epic | epic | translation | translation | Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland | Caribbean | Caribbean | Nobel Prize literature | Nobel Prize literature | Opened Ground | Opened Ground | Collected Poems | Collected Poems | former British colonies | former British colonies

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Political ordering Political ordering

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This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an awareness of just how much of everyday life involves the state, to if states have this authority to govern. They also ask about situations in which states may not be able to command such authority - where their governing role is not accepted as legitimate. First published on Tue, 04 Feb 2014 as Political ordering. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014 This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an awareness of just how much of everyday life involves the state, to if states have this authority to govern. They also ask about situations in which states may not be able to command such authority - where their governing role is not accepted as legitimate. First published on Tue, 04 Feb 2014 as Political ordering. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014

Subjects

Politics | Politics | Ireland – Places | Culture & Heritage | Ireland – Places | Culture & Heritage | social sciences | social sciences | social policy | social policy | psychology | psychology | identity | identity | government | government | family | family | economy | economy | growth | growth | Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland | DD101_1 | DD101_1

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

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21A.217 Anthropology of War and Peace (MIT)

Description

This class has been reorganized to focus primarily on the War in Iraq. As in previous years, the class still examines war in cross-cultural perspective, asking whether war is intrinsic to human nature, what causes war, how particular cultural experiences of war differ, and how war has affected American culture.

Subjects

anthropology | war | peace | f humans are by nature warlike | the evolution of war in cross-cultural perspective | the socialization of warriors and the construction of enemies | the recent emergence of anti-war movements | sociobiological and other theories of war | ethnic hatred and civil war in Rwanda | Bosnia | and Northern Ireland | military culture in the U.S. and elsewhere | peace movements | studies of military conversion | Northern Ireland | humans are by nature warlike

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Political ordering

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This free course asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Building from an awareness of just how much of everyday life involves the state the course questions whether states have this authority to govern. It also asks about situations in which states may not be able to command such authority where their governing role is not accepted as legitimate.

Subjects

Politics | Heritage | social sciences | social policy | psychology | identity | government | family | economy | growth | Northern Ireland | DD101_1

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT)

Description

This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their reflections in prose on what poetry does, on what other poets do, and what it means to write in English from the historical and political situation of Northern Ireland (for Heaney) or the Caribbean (for Walcott).

Subjects

Seamus Heaney | Derek Walcott | Beowulf | Omeros | poetry | epic | translation | Northern Ireland | Caribbean | Nobel Prize literature | Opened Ground | Collected Poems | former British colonies

License

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Political ordering

Description

This free course asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Building from an awareness of just how much of everyday life involves the state the course questions whether states have this authority to govern. It also asks about situations in which states may not be able to command such authority where their governing role is not accepted as legitimate.

Subjects

Politics | Heritage | social sciences | social policy | psychology | identity | government | family | economy | growth | Northern Ireland | DD101_1

License

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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