The seminar provides a forum for critically examining the interrelationships between culture, power, and identities, or forms of difference and relations of inequality. The central aim is to provide students with an introduction to classic and more recent social theories concerning the bases of social inequality and relations shaped by race, class, ethnic, national and gender differences. Theories discussed in the course provide analytic tools for examining the role of social institutions such as education for mediating social hierarchy and difference. The class will have a seminar format emphasizing close analysis and discussion of the required readings in relation to a set of overarching questions concerning the nature of power, forms of social inequality and the politics of identity and difference.
Section 401 - LEC
HALL, KATHLEEN D.
EDUCATION BUILDING 007
Department of Anthropology
Museum, Room 325, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7461 Fax: (215) 898-7462