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ANTH 328 Body and Identity

Explores the social construction and performances of the body and
identity through a cross-cultural look at definitions and meanings of the
body, codes inscribed on it by our everyday practices (wearing makeup,
working out), and choices of decorative markers (clothing, jewelry,
tattoos, piercings). How are gender, race, ethnicity, and power status
signaled by the body? How is rebellion enacted through the body?
Anthropological perspectives are used to explore how people approach
these issues across cultural, economic, political, social, and religious
contexts.