Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Anth 528 Political Anthropology

Survey of major anthropological approaches to politics and power. Coverage includes structural functionalism, evolutionism, action theory, structuralism, political economy, and post-structuralism. Ethnographic cases include both primitive politics and contemporary ethnic, class, and gender struggles in heterogeneous societies. Also offered for undergraduate-level credit as Anth 428 and may be taken only once for credit. Expected preparation: 8 credits sociocultural anthropology (Anth 304, 305 strongly recommended).


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