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SOAN0355

Race Ethnicity Across Cultures

Race and Ethnicity Across Cultures
Ethnicity and race are social phenomena that influence group relations, as well as personal identity, in many areas of the world. But what is "ethnicity" and what is "race"? In this course we will explore the varied approaches that have been utilized to understand race and ethnicity across diverse cultural settings. No single explanation of race and ethnicity is all encompassing, and so we will explore a number of different approaches. Among the issues we will examine are: alternative explanations of ethnic and racial identity formation; the causes and consequences of ethnic violence and competition; the connections among ethnicity, gender, and class; and the processes through which distinctions between self and other are created. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2013

SOAN0355A-F13 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Spring 2011

SOAN0355A-S11 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Spring 2009

SOAN0355A-S09 Lecture (Oxfeld)
SOAN0355B-S09 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Fall 2005

SOAN0355A-F05 Lecture (Oxfeld)
SOAN0355B-F05 Lecture (Oxfeld)

Fall 2003

SOAN0355A-F03 Lecture (Oxfeld)