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2020-2021 Catalog

A&S 233 Anthropology of the City

This course centers on cities as sites and subjects of anthropological inquiry. Across the globe, urbanization has increasingly defined the landscape of modern life. What makes the metropolis meaningful, and how do spatial forms shape social practices? In what sense does the cultural milieu of the city-material and symbolic, dynamic and diverse-challenge us to critically re-imagine anthropology? How are social identities shaped by the everyday experience of urban communities, commodities, and cultural forms?[SS, W]


A&S 102 or A&S 103, or permission of instructor