Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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SOC 000/2402 - Family, Kin and Friends in Egypt (3 cr.)



Description
This course will examine the nature of family, kin, and friends in a comparative perspective, with special attention to Egypt, and theories of family structure and family/societal change including the social consequences of changing family formations due to work migration, aging parents without family care takers, and women’s involvement in the workforce external to domestic labor to name a few. The course will explore kin- and friendship ties in a changing world through selected themes such as gender (including masculinities), sexuality, intimacy, class, age, power relationships, and their intersections. What are the differences in family, marriage, and friendship ties? What can friendship patterns - intimate, trustful, and voluntarily chosen ties people maintain - tell us about societies? What role do social institutions play when thinking about these structures?

When Offered
Offered in fall and spring.



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