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Summer 2018

Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: undergraduate credit only
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   Anthroplogy & Global Culture (Online)      

Course Number:      ANTH 0149B   
Room: Online

Course Description:

What is culture? Can the anthropological study of other peoples and places tell us anything about our own society and surroundings? In this class, students will acquire important insights into the power of public culture globally It will examine how different peoples and communities make sense of their lives and the global forces that increasingly shape them. Issues covered include film and visual culture, race and racism, music and dance, gender and sexual politics, advertisements, urban space, graffiti, murals, and revolutionary practice. This course will take us around the world and down the block from the slums of revolutionary Nicaragua in the 1980s, to African-American neighborhoods in Illinois and Boston whose residents deal with racism and poverty, to the policed Mexican-US border, to the spread of Anti-Arab racism and Islamophopia and White Supremacy in the age of Trump. In this course we will examine issues of social identity, difference, and power and we will seek to outline how Anthropologists deal with these fascinating social dynamics.

Instructor: Thomas Abowd           Instructor Website

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 to Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Day(s): Online           Online Session Times: Online
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50093

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Open


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