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Pomona College    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-2018 Pomona College Catalog
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ANTH158 PO - The Anthropology of Sports

When Offered: Each spring.
Instructor(s): D. Gladney
Credit: 1

Theory of sports and the body in socio-cultural anthropology. Survey of premodern and non-western forms such as the first Olympic Games, the ball courts of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the ritual kickball at the earliest Japanese court, Afghan buzkashi and Native American lacrosse. Tracks how modern team sports were disseminated through the circuits of Western imperialism. Attention to the social structures, cultural meanings and historical pathways by which sporting practices take distinctive form and significance. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 2; Speaking Intensive



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