Cultures in the Contemporary World

This course is designed to offer all students throughout NUS an introduction to the anthropological perspective within the social sciences. The course covers a variety of topics including globalization and inequality, forms of exchange, the politics of gender, ideas about sexuality and marriage, and issues of ethnicity and identity. Viewing these issues anthropologically means putting them into a comparative and historical perspective. The course is designed to show you how to see the connections between processes of changes at different levels - from your own life, to wider changes in Singapore and elsewhere in the world - via an anthropological perspective.

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