Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 4480 - [Anthropology and Globalization]

Fall. 4 credits.

Next offered 2015-2016. Co-meets with ANTHR 6480 .

A. Willford.

This course examines anthropological perspectives on globalization and assesses the cultural, political, and social implications of contemporary global processes. In exploring the factors that are contributing to the production of diasporic consciousness, the intensity and variety of transnational flows of culture, commodities, corporations, and people are considered in order to assess challenges these processes pose to the modern nation-state. Has culture been liberated from the control of the nation-state through the emergence of new cultural networks created by immigration, electronic media, tourism, and multinational corporations and organization? Or, has the acceleration of global processes within the modern world system created new tools of domination within an increasingly stratified global economy? This course addresses these and related questions utilizing both anthropological theories of and ethnographic studies on globalization, ethnicity, diaspora, and nationalism.

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