Anthropology of the Himalayas

ANTH 1345 S01 [CRN: 24673]

This course critically examines the Himalayas, drawing on anthropological studies from Afghanistan to Northeast India. Despite the region’s rugged terrain, Himalayan peoples have long been linked through trade and migration. The Himalayas are sites of Hindu and Buddhist legend. Today, however, they are beset by environmental degradation and disaster. Long the object of romantic representations, people in the Himalayas struggle to find work and make ends meet. This course brings these themes together to examine the political, economic, environmental, religious, sensory, and affective aspects of everyday life in the Himalayas.
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
20
Primary Instructor
Meetings
16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
17