May 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalogue 
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ANTH 19902 - Global Youth Cultures & Politics

Course Credit: 1
Global Youth Cultures and Politics This course provides an overview of anthropological and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of adolescence and youth, emphasizing how the definition and experiences of these groups vary cross-culturally. Using a range of text and audiovisual media, we will examine youth cultural production and agency, socialization, rites of passage, and subcultural styles, such as hip-hop and punk. We will also explore how states and citizens attempt to regulate and manage youth, and how youth in turn negotiate and resist these efforts. Other topics we will explore include youth activism, war and peacebuilding, youth media, play/labor, and the intersection of racism, sexism, classism, and nationalism on the lives of young people around the world.