ANTH-152 Public Culture

This course is an anthropological introduction to public culture in the U.S. It takes public culture to be: a public circulation of sensibilities, identities, dreams, styles, discourses and forms of power; and a way of life enacted and given form in the practices of everyday life and in institutions, laws, social movements, physical and social spaces, and expressive forms. Students will be introduced to key terms and theories in contemporary anthropology and their application in the study of representation; historical imagination; gender, sexuality and identity politics; and nationalism, citizenship and globalization. 4 SH. CC: Diversity, Social Interactions, Writing Intensive.