ANTHRCUL 404 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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Southeast Asia is marked by enormous diversity in everything from ecology to political systems. Long a dynamic cross-road between the Indian Ocean and China, with deep ties to the Pacific islands, the region is socially and culturally complex. Indonesia, the world's fourth largest country, is home to the largest Islamic population within a single national border; the Philippines, whose complicated special relationship with the United States dates back to the nineteenth century, is predominantly Catholic. Thailand, which has never been formally colonized, is a major Buddhist nation. In the background to these large nation-states are hundreds of distinct local traditions and languages, as well as significant diasporic communities such as urban Chinese entrepreneurs. Interacting with rice farming villages, fishing towns, and royal courts are sprawling mega-cities and multi-national industrial enclaves; not far from the quintessential capitalist society of Singapore is the distinctively Vietnamese variety of socialism. This course will approach the region by way of selected case studies. Therefore the course will be of interest to any student seeking experience in the reading of ethnographic monographs, regardless of any particular regional interests. It is open to advanced undergraduates and graduate students; the latter will have extra assignments appropriate to the 500 level.

ANTHRCUL 404 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
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001 (LEC)
P
28317
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: (Meets with Anthrcul 504.001)
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