Courses: Cult Change, Heritage, Tourism (ANTHB320001)
Class Number: 1069
This course will examine change among individuals and groups in various cultural contexts, with a focus on heritage and tourism, and the tensions between preservation and evolution in the survival of cultural phenomena and practice. Readings will address topics including: identity construction; public celebrations such as festivals, parades, and processions; religious belief and ritual practices; transformations in food, music, dance, and performance; the commodification of "ethnic" arts and crafts and "untouched" landscapes; debates over public space and historic preservation; and economic and cultural arguments surrounding tourism and heritage programs. Special attention will be directed towards the impact of migration, colonialism, nationalism, and global capitalism upon cultural change. Prerequisite: ANTH B102, or permission of instructor.
Div: I; Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Enrollment Limit: 15; Enrollment Criteria: Sophomore; Junior;
Senior; Major/Minor/Concentration; Lottery; Instructor Permission;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1069 Div: I; SO
Bryn Mawr, DAL1