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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 3777 - The United States

(crosslisted) AMST 3777 , LSP 3777  
(CA-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

V. Santiago-Irizarry.

The anthropological inquiry into one’s own culture is never a neutral exercise. This course will explore issues in the cultural construction of the United States as a “pluralistic” society. We will look at the ideological context for the production of a cultural profile predicted upon ideas that are intrinsic to American images of identity such as individualism, freedom, and equality and the way these are applied in practice. The course readings will include historic documents and accounts, popular writing, and recent ethnographies on the United States.



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