ANTH303A (Ethnography of Special Areas – Anthropology of the Middle East):
This course will focus on anthropological methods of analyzing and interpreting Middle Eastern cultures and societies. We use a variety of ethnographies and other supporting texts to learn about the region and its cultural, historical, and political complexity. We examine a wide range of historical and cultural accounts from across the region. In our discussions, we acquire critical tools for studying the region, including examining our discipline’s contribution to the construction of the Middle East as a region in the first place.