Body Arts: The Human Frame as Cultural Expression

ANTH 2011 S01 [CRN: 25633]

The body is inescapable: humans live with it and through it, sending messages and instating identity. The body remains, and will remain, our principal means of cultural expression. As its guiding proposition, this seminar affirms that body arts have a history and social setting, whether of gesture, clothing, fashion, tattooing, make-up, hair-styles, cranial deformation, jewelry, perfume, dance or other embellishments and subtractions of the human frame. Those arts involve material equipment and a set of theories and dispositions needing close review and appraisal. These come from varied sources, including anthropology, art history, cultural studies, literature history or archaeology.
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
15
Primary Instructor
Meetings
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
13