ANTHR 6516

ANTHR 6516

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Examining the symbolic within cultural and social processes in Southeast Asia, anthropologists have produced contextually rich accounts of cultural uniqueness. Interpretive ethnographies tend, however, to downplay the role of power and domination. Using the traditional strengths of symbolic anthropology, this course examines how ritual, art, religion, and "traditional" values in contemporary Southeast Asian societies have been shaped by colonialism, war, nationalism, colonialism and socialism, and play a role in structuring ethnic, class, and gender inequalities. In addition to providing a broad and comparative ethnographic survey of Southeast Asia, this course investigates how culturally-specific forms of power and domination are reflected in national politics, and in local and regional responses to the economic and cultural forces of globalization.

When Offered Fall.

Comments Co-meets with ANTHR 3516.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3516

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16321ANTHR 6516  SEM 101

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