Course Description (from UBC Calendar):
Ethnography of Political Violence: This course examines political violence through a distinctly ethnographic lens. We will cover overt forms of political violence, such as war and genocide, as well as everyday expressions, including state neglect and the unequal distribution of risk. In doing so, we will consider the following questions: What is political violence? What role does it play in contemporary society? How does it emerge and reproduce within a community? How does it impact the lives of civilians over time? And do ethnographic methods enable a more nuanced understanding of political violence, or are there critical ethical and methodological challenges that need to be addressed?