21A.217 Anthropology of War and Peace

Fall 2004

Iraqi soldiers board a Black Hawk helicopter.
Iraqi troops and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division board a Black Hawk helicopter for a mission near Tikrit. (Image courtesy of Spc. Teddy Wade and taken from the U.S. Army Web site: http://www.army.mil/.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive reading list and a description of the assignments.

Course Description

This class has been reorganized to focus primarily on the War in Iraq. As in previous years, the class still examines war in cross-cultural perspective, asking whether war is intrinsic to human nature, what causes war, how particular cultural experiences of war differ, and how war has affected American culture.
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Prof. Hugh Gusterson

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session