This seminar course is aimed at Doctoral degree students who wish to deepen their knowledge of power and non-elite politics in Asia and the Pacific, while becoming familiar with some of the major theoretical approaches to research on this topic, from across the fields of politics, anthropology and development studies. The diverse approaches, questions and issues covered in the course are unified by an understanding of ‘politics’ as comprising power relations and the exercise of power that are found in all aspects of everyday life, and which cut across conventional dichotomies between state and society, culture and politics, public and private, researcher and researched. Issues include the politics of knowledge; everyday resistance; intimate politics; inequality and violence; and culture, religion and power. Cases will be drawn primarily from South, Southeast and East Asia, and Melanesia.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
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