Courses: Indonesian Cultures in Transnational Perspective (ANTHH323A01)
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
This course will offer an overview of Indonesian history, culture and politics, combining classroom learning with service learning/field research in Philadelphia's Indonesian refugee community. Students will gain knowledge of Indonesian history, culutre and politics, and of social theories used to approach the study of a particular region of the world. Topics to be covered include: colonial power and resistance, the nationalist movement, state repression and violence, ethnic identity politics, religious and cultural difference, gender and sexuality, and transitional justice and reconciliation efforts in the post-Suharto era. Students will also spend approximately 3hrs/wk in internship placements or supervised field research with Indonesian refugees. A majority of these people are ethnic Chinese who fled to escape discrimination and violence. Out-of-classroom activities will be brought back into the classroom and will culminate in a final collaboratively-written research report. A commitment to active participation is essential.
Syllabus: View course syllabus
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Fulfills: SO I
Haverford, Link 309