ANTR-1114A Violencia y Civilizacion
In this course, the term "civilization" refers to how certain notions have been conceptual pillars that have legitimated the extermination of other human beings. The argument to be discussed during this course is that "civilization," and the values and ideals it claims are not an antidote against extreme violence but rather that this civilization rests, conceptually and literally speaking, "on mountains of bodies." The course explores the way events of such magnitude have been "engraved" in in the context of different historic narratives. This is all highly relevant if you would like to think not only of the contemporaneous world in general, as a present that is the continuity of the past, but rather, as the typically Colombian present.
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