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21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Spring 2007

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dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2007 2011-02-02T07:05:02Z 2011-02-02T07:05:02Z 2007-06
dc.identifier 21A.218J-Spring2007
dc.identifier.other 21A.218J
dc.identifier.other SP.454J
dc.identifier.other WGS.454J
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-37539f8b7498556b4cfa294e1798edfe
dc.description.abstract How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? This course explores how identities, whether of individuals or groups, based on single behaviors or institutional practices, are produced, maintained, and transformed. Students will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives that are used to make sense of identity formation, including essentialism, constructivism, stigma, deviance, discourse, and performance. We will explore the utility of these terms in discussing issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, etc. en
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dc.title 21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Spring 2007 en
dc.title.alternative Identity and Difference en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 450202 en
dc.subject.cip Physical Anthropology en 2011-02-02T07:05:03Z

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