ANTHRCUL 357 - Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Confronting Inequality
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
A course in cultural anthropology and junior standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Rising social and economic inequality has become an inescapable theme in our politics today. In this seminar we will look at such topics as: social theories of the division of labor, hierarchy, and inequality; the development of social, economic, race, and gender hierarchies; and contemporary social movements aimed at confronting inequality. We will also look at models of successful social and political engagement and examine specific examples of environmental justice (or environmental racism) to get a close look at the personal and social effects of inequality. Most of our examples will be drawn from the current societies of the United States and Latin America.

Course Requirements:

Requirements will include: keeping up with readings (mainly coursepack articles), writing a short weekly response to the readings, taking part in the weekly class discussion, and three short papers.

ANTHRCUL 357 - Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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