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WORLD REGIONS AND CULTURES: DIVERSITY AND INTERCONNECTIONS

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0867, SECTION 401 ! TUCC 516 ! SPRING 2014, TUES 5:10PM 7:40PM

Instructor: K. Eva Weiss k.eva.weiss@temple.edu Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3PM (Main campus, 235 Gladfelter Hall) and by appointment Course description: What is globalization? Are we now all citizens of a global capitalist economic and truly international political order? Or do we still live mostly under the economic constraints and governmental policies of the particular nation states of which we are citizens? Is globalization the same thing as economic and cultural imperialism in the form of multinational corporate and "development" projects or other projects that assume "Westernization," or "Americanization" agendas? Or do different nation states experience and negotiate global capitalism in profoundly different ways rooted in their distinctive historical and political-economic experiences? We live in a fascinating era marked simultaneously by the reach (and the risks) of global capitalism and by the distinctive yet interrelated histories of a tremendous variety of modern nation-states. This course provides you with a strong repertoire of concepts to help you understand our complex contemporary world, and will also expose you to the key foundational concepts and methodologies of contemporary sociocultural anthropology. We will systematically explore the ways in which anthropologists have come to theorize both global capitalism and the nation state through ethnographic case studies in three to four contemporary nation states. This course fulfills the World Society (GG) requirement for students under GenEd and International Studies (IS) for students under Core. GenEd World Society courses explore societies and cultures outside of the United States. These courses take one of two approaches. Some concentrate on a single nation or region, examining in depth its political, social, historical, cultural, artistic, literary, geographic, and/or economic landscape. Others investigate globalization and its effects across nations and regions. Duplicate Credit Warning: Students may take only one of the following courses for credit; all other instances will be deducted from their credit totals: Anthropology 0867, 1061, C061, Geography and Urban Studies 0867, or Sociology 0867. Course Objectives: Students will learn to apply an anthropological comparative framework to think critically about their own and other cultures and societies. The course will also provide students with theoretical tools to analyze global processes and contemporary issues from an anthropological perspective. World Society courses are intended to teach students how to: Understand the influences (e.g. political, social, historical, cultural, artistic, literary, geographic, economic) on world societies or processes (e.g. globalization) linking world societies; Develop observations and conclusions about selected themes in world societies and cultures;

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Course Requirements/Assessments: All readings will be available on Blackboard (Bb) or online. Grades will be calculated based on completion of the following assignments: Exam One: 20% Paper Proposal: 5% Exam Two: 20% Rough Draft: 10% Paper Presentation: 10% Final Paper: 20% Active weekly participation including critical commentaries: 15% Students are expected to attend class and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings. On-time attendance and class participation will be required for the successful completion of this course. Legitimate absences require a doctor's note or an equivalent document. Critical Commentary: The prompt will be distributed and discussed in the preceding class and due via the course Discussion Board on Bb by 11:59PM on the Sunday preceding class. The prompt will vary weekly. Avoid summarizing the readings in order to thoroughly and critically address the prompt. Always consider how articles relate to one another and to other course themes as well as where the authors arguments converge and diverge. Final Paper: The final paper provides you with the opportunity to further develop a particular theme covered in the course in more detail and according to your own interests. You may choose to analyze an aspect of your field of study, family history, favorite book or film, etc., utilizing course themes, scholars, and insights. Please supplement the course materials with academic and media sources. Important Dates: February 3 Last day of Add/Drop March 2 Exam One (covers weeks 1-6) March 18 Paper proposal (no critical commentary) March 25 Last day to Withdraw April 15 Rough Draft (no critical commentary) April 20 Exam Two (covers weeks 8-13) (no critical commentary 4/22) April 29 Paper presentation May 8 Final Paper Policy on Academic Honesty: Any attempt to present someone elses work as your own, on papers, exams, transcripts, etc. constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism and cheating of any kind will result in a failing grade. There are various forms of plagiarism, including:

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Word-for-word plagiarism: This includes (a) the submission of another students work as your own; (b) the submission of work from any source whatever (book, magazine, newspaper article, unpublished paper, thesis, or internet) without proper acknowledgement by footnote or reference within the text of the paper; (c) the submission of any part of anothers work without proper use of quotation marks. Patchwork or mosaic plagiarism: This consists of piecing together of unacknowledged phrases and sentences quoted verbatim (or nearly verbatim) from a variety of sources. The mere reshuffling of other peoples words does not constitute original work. Unacknowledged paraphrase: It is perfectly legitimate to include another authors facts or ideas in ones own words, but you must acknowledge the source in footnote or reference within the text of the paper. Plagiarism of any form will not be tolerated. Please review the University's policy on Academic Dishonesty. Statement on Academic Freedom: Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The University has adopted a policy on Faculty and Student Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy #03.70.02). Disability Statement: This course is open to all students who met the academic requirements for participation. Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible as well as contact Disability Resources and Services at 215.204.1280 to coordinate reasonable accommodations.

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SCHEDULE WEEK 1 (AUGUST 28): INTRODUCTION TO WORLD REGIONS AND CULTURES Silly but meaningful personal introductions Introduction to the course and review of the syllabus WEEK 2 (JANUARY 28): DIFFERENT WAYS OF SEEING Miner, Horace. 1956. Body Ritual among the Nacirema. In American Anthropologist 58(3). Abu-Lughod, Lila. Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and its Others. In American Anthropologist 104(3). Wolf, Eric. 1982. Introduction to Europe and the People Without History. Berger, John and Jean Mohr. 1982. Appearances In Another Way of Telling. New York: Pantheon Books. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3: LAST DAY TO DROP WEEK 3 (FEBRUARY 4): DIFFERENT WAYS OF KNOWING Bishara, Amahl. 2013. Balanced Objectivity and Accumulated Authorship. WEEK 4 (FEBRUARY 11): GLOBALIZATION & (UNDER)DEVELOPMENT Bisley, Nick. 2007. Rethinking Globalization. Palgrave Macmillan. Pres. Tarja Halonen of Finland. 2003. Address to the International Labor Organizations World Commission. Gunder Frank, Andre. 1966. The Development of Underdevelopment. In Monthly Review. Melik, James. 2012. Slum Tourism: Patronizing or social engagement? BBC News. Reuss, Alejandro. Cause of Death: Inequality. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers. WEEK 5 (FEBRUARY 18): GOVERNANCE & DOMINATION Johnson, Allan. Patriarchy, the System. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers. Ritzer, George. 2009. Imperialism, Colonialism and More. In Globalization: A Basic Text. Wiley-Blackwell. Nadesan, Majia Holmer. 2011. Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life. London: Routledge. Foucault, Michel. 1977. The Body of the Condemned. In the Foucault Reader. Rabinow, ed. New York: Pantheon.

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WEEK 6 (FEBRUARY 25): SUBORDINATION Ryan, William. Blaming the Victim. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers. Frye, Marilyn. Oppression. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers. Clarke, Alan & Allan Jepson. 2011. Power and hegemony within a community festival. International Journal of Event and Festival Management 2(1). SUNDAY, MARCH 2: EXAM 1 DUE BY 11:59PM ON BB WEEK 7 (MARCH 4): NO CLASS. SPRING BREAK WEEK 8 (MARCH 11): GLOBAL ECONOMY: CAPITALISM & NEOLIBERALISM Ritzer, George. 2009. The Past, Present and Future of Neo-liberalism. In Globalization: A Basic Text. Wiley-Blackwell. Marx, Karl. The Buying and Selling of Labor Power. In Capital. Sahlins, Marshall. 1974. The Original Affluent Society. In Stone Age Economics. New Brunswick: AldineTransaction. Taussig, M. 1980. The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Fiedler, Elizabeth. 2013. Philly pizza shop owner says housing project will steal his piece of the dream. Newsworks. *Review the gallery WEEK 9 (MARCH 18): CLASS AND CONSUMER CULTURE Mantsios, Gregory. Class in America. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers. Saunders, George. 2012. The Semplica-Girl Diaries. The New Yorker. China Labor Watch. 2012. Beyond Foxconn: Deplorable Working Conditions Characterize Apples Entire Supply Chain. Areddy, James & Peter Sanders. 2009. Chinese Learn English the Disney Way. Asia News. TUESDAY, MARCH 25: LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WEEK 10 (MARCH 25): IDENTITY POLITICS Benedict, Ruth. 1934. Anthropology and the Abnormal. In The Journal of General Psychology Volume. Shirley, Carla D. 2010. You might be a redneck if:Boundary Work among Rural, Southern Whites. In Social Forces 89(1). Baynton, Douglas. Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers.

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Muehlmann, Shaylih. 2008. Excerpt from Spread your ass cheeks: And other things that should not be said in indigenous languages. In American Ethnologist 35(1). WEEK 11 (APRIL 1): CITIZENSHIP Bacon, David. 2012. How US Policies Fueled Mexicos Great Migration. The Nation. Bibler Coutin, Susan. 2003. Excerpt from The Logics of Belonging and Movement: Transnationalism, Naturalization, and U.S. Immigration Politics. In American Ethnologist 30(4). Vertovec, Steven. 2011. The Cultural Politics of Nation and Migration. In The Annual Review of Anthropology. WEEK 12 (APRIL 8): RACE AAA statement on race Alexander, Michelle. 2010. Introduction to The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press. Marx, Anthony. 1996. Excerpt from Race-Making and the Nation-State. Johns Hopkins Press. Buck, Pem Davidson. Construction Race, Creating White Privilege. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers. Lippi-Green, R. 1997. English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States. London: Routledge. WEEK 13 (APRIL 15): SEX AND GENDER Ortner, Sherry B. (1974) Is Female To Male As Nature Is To Culture? In Woman, Culture and Society. Zimbalist Rosaldo, Michelle and Louise Lamphere eds. Stanford University Press. Pascoe, C.J. (2007) Chapter 1 (p. 1-15) of Dude, Youre a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. University of California Press. Hubbard, Ruth. 2009. Social Construction of Sexuality. In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. Rothenberg, Paula, ed. New York: Worth Publishers. SUNDAY, APRIL 20: EXAM 2 DUE BY 11:59PM ON BB WEEK 14 (APRIL 22): RESISTANCE Ludlow, Peter. 2010. WikiLeaks and Hactivist Culture. The Nation. Khondker, Habibul Haque. 2011. Role of the New Media in the Arab Spring. In Globalizations 8(5). WEEK 15 (APRIL 29): LAST CLASS. PAPER PRESENTATIONS. TUESDAY, MAY 8: FINAL PAPER DUE BY 11:59PM ON BB

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