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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 3635 - Political Anthropology (3)

When Offered: Spring
This course brings an anthropological lens to bear on the study of politics as practiced by cultures around the world with a special focus upon the topic of democracy. While much scholarship has addressed the more formal aspects of so-called “democratic transitions” (e.g. regime shifts, political parties and formal political institutions), only recently has scholarly attention in anthropology turned to considerations of lived experiences and the contingent nature of political subjectivities borne out in contemporary societies. Case studies are drawn from a range of contemporary theorizations of democracy and related concepts such as globalization, transnationalism, citizenship, economic development, and identity politics.