- Schedule of Classes - May 30, 2020 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - May 30, 2020 7:14PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020. Courses of Study 2020-2021 is scheduled to publish late June.
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.
Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
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