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- New book by GMES affiliate faculty member Scott A. Bollens (Dept. of Urban Planning and Public Policy) To be published January 2018
This course offers a survey of the diverse cultures of the contemporary Middle East through the lens of anthropology. Through issues such as urbanism, health, revolution, gender and the media students explore the ways in which the peoples of the region articulate their identities and challenge the, often negative, portrayals of their social practices.
Poli Sci 157B / Sociol 176 / PPD 178
This course explores urban divisions and conflicts in international cities where nationalistic ethnic differences are deep seated and can facilitate violence. Whereas in most cities there is a belief maintained by different groups that the existing system of governance is capable of producing fair outcomes, assuming adequate political participation and representation of minority interests, governance amidst severe and unresolved multicultural differences in polarized cities is viewed by at least one identifiable group in the city as artificial, imposed, or illegitimate.