Faculty of Arts
Issues in the Anthropology of Europe
This new course explores key processes that are shaping European culture and society. Drawing on ethnographic texts and films it examines the major trends and processes of transformation at work in Europe today from the demise of rural society and globalisation to the spread of neoliberalism and the advance of the European Union. Among the topics we will study are: the "idea of Europe", honour and shame in the Mediterranean; sex and gender; the rise of the Mafia; immigration and racism; political movements and the far right; regionalism, nationalism and ethnic conflict; the influence of the EU on European identities and economies.
Coordinator(s) Professor Cris Shore
ANTHRO 364: 15.0 points
ANTHRO 203 or 30 points at Stage II