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    • 21F.084J / 21A.224J / 17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies, Spring 2002 

      Lawson, Chappell H., 1967- (2002-06)
      This HASS-D/CI course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and ...
    • 21A.215 Medical Anthropology, Fall 2002 

      Jackson, Jean E. (Jean Elizabeth), 1943- (2002-12)
      Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine. Analysis of medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of ...
    • 21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Fall 2002 

      Silbey, Susan S. (2002-12)
      How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? Why are some people accepted and celebrated for their particular features while other people ...
    • STS.062J / 21A.344J Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2003 

      Dumit, Joseph (2003-06)
      Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of mind-altering and habit-forming substances by "traditional societies"; the development of a global trade in sugar, opium, ...
    • 21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity, Spring 2003 

      Jackson, Jean E. (Jean Elizabeth), 1943- (2003-06)
      An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. Students explore the history of nationalism, focusing on ideologies about the nation-state, and look at the ways gender, religious and racial ...
    • 21A.112 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork, Fall 2003 

      Silbey, Susan S. (2003-12)
      Introduction to ethnographic practices: the study of and communicating about culture. Reading and discussion of classics of anthropological field work, contemporary critiques, and innovative practices. From the course home ...
    • 21A.340J / STS.075J Technology and Culture, Fall 2003 

      Helmreich, Stefan, 1966- (2003-12)
      This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to ...
    • 21A.350J / SP.484J / STS.086J / WGS.484J The Anthropology of Computing, Fall 2004 

      Helmreich, Stefan (2004-12)
      This course examines computers anthropologically, as meaningful tools revealing the social and cultural orders that produce them. We read classic texts in computer science along with works analyzing links between machines ...
    • 21A.215 Medical Anthropology, Fall 2004 

      Jackson, Jean E. (Jean Elizabeth), 1943- (2004-12)
      Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine. Analysis of medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of ...
    • 21A.225J / SP.621J / WGS.621J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice, Fall 2004 

      James, Erica (2004-12)
      This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.
    • 21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology, Fall 2004 

      Howe, James (2004-12)
      This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and ...
    • 21A.750J / STS.250J Social Theory and Analysis, Fall 2004 

      Fischer, Michael M.J. (2004-12)
      This course presents a survey of social theory from the 19th century to the present. The focus is on (a) the social grounds from which the theory arises; (b) the utility and limitations of older theories for current ...
    • 21A.216J / SP.622J / WGS.622J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good?, Spring 2005 

      James, Erica (2005-06)
      This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of bio-medical ethics. It examines moral foundations of the science and practice of western bio-medicine through case studies of abortion, contraception, cloning, ...
    • 21A.348 Photography and Truth, Spring 2005 

      Slyomovics, Susan (2005-06)
      Photographs in anthropology serve many purposes: as primary data, illustrations of words in a book, documentation for disappearing cultures, evidence of fieldwork, material objects for museum exhibitions, and even works ...
    • 21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity, Spring 2005 

      Jackson, Jean (2005-06)
      This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, consider how gender, religious and racial identity components interact with ethnic and ...
    • 21A.340J / STS.075J Technology and Culture, Fall 2006 

      Helmreich, Stefan (2006-12)
      This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to ...
    • 21A.235 American Dream: Exploring Class in the U.S., Spring 2007 

      Walley, Christine (2007-06)
      Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity equally open to all. Yet, social class remains a central fault line in the U.S. Subject explores the ...
    • 21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Spring 2007 

      Paxson, Heather (2007-06)
      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 ...
    • 21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008 

      Jackson, Jean (2008-12)
      This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular ...
    • STS.330J / 21A.830J History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology, Spring 2009 

      Jones, David; Helmreich, Stefan (2009-06)
      This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of life, in both medicine and biology. After grounding our conversation in accounts of natural history and medicine that predate the rise ...