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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 202 Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa

This course focuses on the anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa, analyzing how earlier conceptualizations of the "Orient" have shifted to more modern academic definitions of "area." We will explore different themes-both historical and contemporary-in the sociocultural analysis of the MENA region. Students will critically engage with ethnographic accounts and debates about various MENA countries/communities, including in the diaspora, in order to understand the sociocultural diversity and complexity of Arab and Muslim life.

Prerequisite

A&S 102 or A&S 103

Instructor

Vora