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ANTH 240 - Urban Anthropology


The 20th century has been characterized by massive urban growth throughout the world. Ethnographic studies serve as a basis for studying the causes, processes and consequenc­es of urban migration and urbanization, as well as cross-cultural similarities and variations in urban ways of life. This course examines how people negotiate urban life as a particular sociocultural world. We develop an anthropological view of cities by surveying rural-urban influences, neighborhoods, ethnicities, subcultures, social networks and stratification to understand how social relations are constructed and how cultural knowledge is distributed in cities, including the metropolitan area.

Credits 1



Area
Social Science

Division
Social Science

Foundation
Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Social Science