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ANTHRO 249: South Asia: History, People, Politics (ANTHRO 149)

The South Asian subcontinent (comprising of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka) is one of the most diverse and densely populated regions in the world and increasingly prominent in new global political and cultural economies. South Asia has also provided the inspiration for cutting edge theories about the colonial state, postcolonial studies, democracy, popular culture, and religious conflict. The course will provide an overview of major historical events and social trends in contemporary South Asia and focus on themes such as gender, religion, caste, migration and movement, new technologies, the urban and rural, the state, and new forms of consumption among others.Thus, the course will give students historically and theoretically informed perspectives on contemporary South Asia, as well as how to apply insights learned to larger debates within the political and social sciences.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 249C: The Muslim Other: A History of Orientalism from Antiquity to the 2016 U.S. (ANTHRO 149C, CSRE 149C, CSRE 249C)

This course examines the history of orientalism through the figure of the Muslim other. It asks how history, politics and ideology inform the reproduction of knowledge about Islam and Muslims in the west today. Through a focus on key historical and contemporary events from the Christian Crusades, Islamic conquests, and transatlantic slave trade, to 9/11 and the election of Donald J. Trump - this course will trace the social and historical formation of the Muslim other.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ghani, A. (PI)
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