SOC321 POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
|METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week):||3(3-0)|
|Language of Instruction:||English|
|Level of Study:||Undergraduate|
|Course Coordinator:||Assist.Prof.Dr KATHARINA BODIRSKY|
|Offered Semester:||Fall or Spring Semesters.|
Course ObjectiveThe principal aim is to familiarize students with the classical and contemporary theories, texts, and scholars.
Course ContentBasic principles of social differentiation and hierarchy. Forms of political power in simple societies: gerontocracy, big-man systems, chiefdoms. The role of war. The emergence of state societies and the political systems of pre-modern empires. Changes induced by the ascent of the principle of popular sovereignty and nationalism. Political ecology: center and periphery. Anthropological aspects of political values and behavior in contemporary societies.
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