Martial Arts, Culture, and Society

1871Z [CRN: 14996]

In this upper level undergraduate course for which there are no prerequisites, we will consider how sociology, and other social sciences, can help us understand martial arts and how martial arts might inform the social sciences. We shall consider how various bodymindful martial practices, their organizations, and their cultures shape, and are shaped by, different structures of power at various levels of society. We concentrate on martial arts because they straddle such an important axial dimension of society around violence. First priority to Sociology Concentrators. Enrollment limited to 20.
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