ANT431H5S Special Problems in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology (SSc)

Topic Title: Anthropology of Transport: Mobility, Infrastructures, Work  (Winter 2019)

Drivers, commuters and the technology of transport permeate the world we live in but they are often taken for granted. This course aims to bring them into analytical consideration by introducing students to the current socio-anthropological perspectives on transportation from three conceptual standpoints: mobility (and immobility), infrastructures and work. Through ethnographic examples from a variety of geographical locations and means of transportation this course intends to combine the technical, political and mobile dimension of transport with the historical life that develops within a transportation system.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credits in 300 level anthropology courses and departmental approval