Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    
    Jul 10, 2020  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 3777 - [The United States]

(crosslisted) AMST 3777 , LSP 3777  
(CA-AS)      
Fall. Next Offered: 2021-2022. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with AMST 6777 /ANTHR 6777 /LSP 6777 .

V. Santiago-Irizarry.

The anthropological inquiry into one’s own culture is never a neutral exercise. This course will explore issues in the sociocultural construction of the United States as a “pluralistic” society as well as on-going debates over its “anthropologization.” We will look at the historical and ideological contexts that have produced a sociocultural profile predicated upon ideas intrinsic to the U.S. national imaginary such as individualism, freedom, and equality as well as the ways these are, in practice, applied within a capitalist order. We will draw upon a variety of historical and ethnographic material for our anthropological examination of the paradoxes involved in the construction of the United States, including scholarly and popular accounts.



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