Oct 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANTH 409 - Cultures and Societies of the Middle East


Studies the peoples and societies of the Middle East and North Africa from an anthropological perspective. Explores problems of crosscultural examination and the role of anthropology in the formation of the idea of the “Middle East” as an area of study. Examines and problematizes key themes commonly linked with the region, such as tribe and state, family and kinship, gender and sexuality, honor and shame, tradition and modernity, and religion and secularism. Includes ethnographies based on field work in the region, contemporary news reports, and films.

Credits: 3



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