ASIAN 4487

ASIAN 4487

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This seminar explores how patterned cloths serve as a symbolic medium, functioning on multiple levels of understanding and communication. As spun, dyed, and woven threads of consequence, textiles can be seen to enter into all phases of social, economic, political, religious, and performance processes, often assuming unusual properties and attributes. As bearers of talismanic messages, signifiers of rank, and as the recipients of influences from maritime trade and touristic demand, textiles are read between the folds of complex exchange mechanisms in South and Southeast Asia.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (SC)
Course Attribute (EC-SAP, EC-SEAP)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 16923ASIAN 4487  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McGowan, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 20271ASIAN 4487  SEM 102

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McGowan, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online