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San José State University School of Social Sciences/Anthropology Anthropology 146: CULTURE AND CONFLICT Section 2 Spring 2010 Instructor: Professor Annapurna Pandey Office Location: (Clark Hall 414 K) Telephone: (408) 924-4725 Email: ([email protected]) Office Hours: (Mondays 4.30pm – 6.00pm) Class Days/Time: (Monday, 6.00- 8.45pm) Classroom: (Dudley Moorhead Hall 149B) Prerequisites: Students must have passed the Writing Skills Test (WST) and have taken or be enrolled in a 100W course. NO EXCEPTIONS. GE/SJSU Studies Category: CULTURE, CIVILIZATION, & GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING (Advanced GE, Area V) Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging: Course Description When anthropologists discuss social change, they usually mean change brought about in pre-industrial societies through long-standing interaction with the nation-states of the industrialized world. Often this kind of change has been discussed in terms of “culture contact” and acculturation,” even when the term “catastrophic change” is perhaps more appropriate. More recently anthropologists have realized that in talking about change we must pay attention to the very real issues of dominance, subordination, and dependence that characterize the colonial experience, and the many situations of encounter by two or more cultures. Drawing on a survey of contemporary cultures (with some historic examples to provide comparative material) this course will examine situations of culture and conflict that have arisen in the process of modernization, globalization, and war. We will focus on several case studies from different societies, for example, the pluralistic Indian society, Indigenous people of the Americas and other parts of the world, the Hmong, a tribal agrarian group from Laos who are one of the newest immigrant groups in Course Name, Number, Semester, and Year Page 1 of 9
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the United States. Our goal is to develop a theoretical framework for understanding our case studies, and to develop alongside this theoretical framework a proposal for how anthropologists and world citizens can positively affect these issues. Course Learning Objectives An understanding of theoretical frameworks and anthropological perspectives on change, conflict, and development A grasp of several key ethnographic case studies of societies experiencing conflict and change Ability to write about a particular culture and its experience of change and conflict, including a recommendation for how policy-makers should deal with the problems with which this group is faced Reflect critically on the processes of, and theories about, culture and conflict SJSU Studies Objective CULTURE, CIVILIZATION, & GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING (Advanced GE, Area V) AREA “V” GE LEARNING OBJECTIVES (GELOs) Student Learning Objectives Students should receive an appreciation for human expression in cultures outside the U.S. and an understanding of how that expression has developed over time. Additionally,
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