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    Jun 25, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ANTH 3460 - From Development to Globalization

Goals: This course surveys the socio-cultural, economic, political relationships that bind the lives of those at the global center with those at the periphery–offering historical and contemporary contexts for understanding the profound disparities in wealth, health, life expectancy, population density, and access to opportunity evident in our world.

Content: Socio-cultural and historical contexts are introduced and investigated through an emphasis on primary sources, theoretical essays and course lectures, supplemented with two ethnographic case studies. Throughout the course students will be challenged to understand the context of the contemporary world system and their place in it. Drawing broadly on contemporary literature from economics, political science, rural sociology, and anthropology this course will focus on issues such as: post-coloniality, the global division of labor, global production, cultures of consumption, global poverty, Cold War developmentalism, intellectual property issues, post-modernism, and social responses to globalization.

Taught: Annually.

Prerequisite: ANTH 1160 or consent of instructor.

Credits: 4 credits