ANTHRCUL 320 - Mexico: Culture and Society
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will look at culture and society in the large and diverse country of Mexico. The fundamental aim of the course is to give students an overview of Mexican history, geography, cultural diversity, and contemporary social issues. Themes to be covered include: the search for a Mexican identity (how culture and national identity in Mexico have been historically and socially constructed over the past century); cultural variations among Mexicans; region, “race,” and ethnicity in the construction of Mexican culture; gendered views of Mexicanness and Mexican culture; the family or household and the community as centers of identity, social action, and economy; religious traditions and religious change; urban and rural views of the nation; performance, culture, and ethnic identity; “borderlands”; the disparate impact of globalization, transnational migration, and transculturation on communities and individuals across Mexico; and the regions of Mexico. The books to be read include Judith Adler Hellman, Mexican Lives; Ruth Behar, Translated Woman; Peter Cahn, All Religions Are Good in Tzintzuntzan; Matthew Gutmann, The Meanings of Macho; and others. Grades will be based on class participation, three papers, and a final project.

ANTHRCUL 320 - Mexico: Culture and Society
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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