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ANTH 7290

Analyzes the ways in which a spirit of national or ethic solidarity is mobilized and utilized.

ANTH 7210

This course explores the anthropology of modern political and government institutions with an eye towards the methodological and analytical tools necessary for investigating the bundle of relationships subsumed under the heading of "the state". The first half of the course will focus on theories of the nation-state, its nature, and "effects". The second half will examine ethnographic analysis of encouters with the state and it institutions.

ANTH 7200

Cross-cultural comparison of marriage and domestic groups, analyzed as a point of intersection between cultural conceptions of gender and a larger political economy.

ANTH 7153

This course explores Eastern European societies through an examination of the practices of everyday social life. Topics include the changing cultural meanings of work and consumption, the nature of property rights and relations, family and gender, ethnicity and nationalism, religion and ritual. Prerequisite: one course in anthropology or permission of the instructor.

ANTH 7150

Studies the works of Franz Boas and his students (Kroeber, Lowie, Sapir, Benedict, Mead, Radin, Whorf) in historical perspective; considers their relevance to contemporary culture theory. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ANTH 7129

Explores the ways that culturally formed systems of values and family organization affect population processes in a variety of cultures. Readings are drawn from comparative anthropology and historical demography. Cross-listed as ANTH 3129.

ANTH 7110

Available for graduate students in their fourth semester, as they prepare to fulfill their paper and presentation requirement.

ANTH 7060

A workshop for graduates preparing dissertation proposals and writing grant applications. Each student prepares several drafts of a proposal, revising it at each stage in response to the criticisms of classmates and the instructor.

ANTH 7050

A seminar and writing workshop exploring methods of qualitative data analysis, styles of ethnographic description, and problems of research design. Students apply these techniques to the results of field research. Prerequisite: ANTH 7040 or instructor permission.

ANTH 7040

Seminar on ethnographic methods and research design in the qualitative tradition. Surveys the literature on ethnographic methods and explores relations among theory, research design, and appropriate methodologies. Students participate in methodological exercises and design a summer pilot research project. Prerequisite: Second year graduate in anthropology or instructor permission.

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