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SOCI-341 Family and Kinship

A comparative study of family and kinship. Covers the structures and functions of family and kinship in different cultures. Emphasizes historical and contemporary changes in knowledge and practice focused on family, marriage, procreation and kinship in the United States with particular emphasis on the cultural construction of kinship, the naturalization of identity and difference, the politics of reproduction and new reproductive technologies. Prerequisite: SOCI-101 or ANTH-162. Same as ANTH-341. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive, Writing Intensive.