Department of Anthropology

Kenza Yousfi

Phd, Sociocultural Anthropology, UT-Austin

Provost's Recruitment Fellow



Political Economy, Political Ecology, Borders and walls, Natural Resources, Gender Studies, Critical Theory


ANT S302 • Cultural Anthropology

79350 • Summer 2019
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM SAC 4.118

This course focuses on "classic" themes in anthropology such as ethnicity, language, adaptation, marriage, kinship, gender, religion, and social stratification.  We will consider anthropological theory from its 19th-century origins to the present.  The course also explores the nature of ethnographic field work, especially the relationship between the anthropologist and the field community.  
The lectures, readings, and films for this course have been selected with the objective of exploring the social meanings with which diverse groups invest their life.  By comparing and analyzing the similarities and differences between "us" and "others," both within the borders of the U.S. and abroad, the anthropological perspective can expose some of our own cultural assumptions and enable us to better understand diverse cultures.

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