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    The American University in Cairo
  Jan 22, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ANTH 302/3015 - Global Families: Kinship and Relatedness in Late Modernity (3 cr.)

Three hours of Social Sciences.

Transformation of family and kin structures and relations in present-day globalization. Impacts of urbanization, international migration, consumerism, economic and other factors on families and kin groups.  Why and how people legitimize their kin relationships in the eyes of their community, their state, and their religion, and how different family structures are tied to naturalizing certain forms of power.  Comparative perspectives from the Middle East and other world areas.

When Offered
Offered in alternate years.

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