Theories of Traditionality and Modernity

Course Number: 
C262B
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Section: 
001
Location: 
Kroeber 115
Instructor: 
Staff
Units: 
4
Time: 
Th 3:00PM - 5:59PM
CCN: 
22235
This seminar explores the emergence of notions of tradition and modernity and their reproduction in Eurocentric epistemologies and political formations. It uses work by such authors as Anderson, Butler, Chakrabarty, Clifford, Derrida, Foucault, Latour, Mignolo, Pateman, and Poovey to critically reread foundational works published between the 17th century and the present--along with philosophical texts with which they are in dialogue--in terms of how they are imbricated within and help produce traditionalities and modernities.