Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

ANT 365 Political Anthropology(RLA)

4 hours. The central topic in political anthropology is the emergence of the state and political life. This course will examine what we call “the state” from a historical and contextual perspective emphasizing the existence of multiple practices of government such as the state and state-like armed actors. Taking the state as an anthropological object, the course sheds light on the implications of state development for the concepts of crime, punishment and (social) justice. Prerequisites: ENG 151 and (any 200-level SOC or ANT course).