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    The American University in Cairo
  Dec 17, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ANTH 492/4070 - Political Anthropology (3 cr.)

9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

This course examines the contribution of anthropology to the comparative study of political organization and the exercise of power. It reviews classical anthropological approaches to politics in non-state and non-Western state societies. The course also examines political organization in postcolonial and global contexts, including such topics as nationalism, migration, transnational mobilization, ethnic identity and flexible citizenship, and the use of media technologies in developing political subjectivities. There is an emphasis on theoretical perspectives.

When Offered
Offered in alternate years.

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