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ANTH 158 PO - The Anthropology of Sports


CrsNo ANTH158 PO

When Offered: Spring 2014.

Instructor(s): D. Gladney

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.



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