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AN376 – Culture and Power: Political Anthropology

A comparative, holistic study of formal and informal politics in diverse societies. The course focuses on three major themes: examining diverse political systems with emphasis on the emergence of the state; the relationship between power, ideology, and symbolic systems; power and controlling processes, with special attention to dominance, hegemony and resistance. Emphasis on full-length ethnographies. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

Prerequisite: One previous cultural anthropology course or consent of instructor.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Spring 2020 Block 6 Culture and Power: Political Anthropology Joshua Holst TBA 25/25 11/15/2019