ANTH 721: Culture, Power, and Conflict

ANTH 721-001: Culture, Power, and Conflict
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Research Hall 202

Section Information for Fall 2022

Power and conflict are integral parts of our society. What is power, though? What forms does it take? How does power create and solve the conflict? By reading contemporary ethnographies, this course teaches students how anthropologists have conceptualized what power is and how power works to create and resolve conflict, introducing current trends in cultural anthropology. We will read ethnographies that deal with possession, ghosts, border-crossers, death, memory, and so on. Through these various topics, students will gain insight into anthropologists’ unique approach to analyzing power and conflict. This is a reading and writing-intensive course for graduate students.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores power and social conflict through the lens of cultural analysis. Special attention to the role of cultural differences in the structuring of conflict and the deployment of cultural theory in formulating a practice of conflict resolution. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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