21A.506 The Anthropology of Politics


Class Info

Examines the birth and international expansion of an American industry of political marketing. Focuses attention on the cultural processes, sociopolitical contexts and moral utopias that shape the practice of political marketing in the US and in different countries. By looking at the debates and expert practices at the core of the business of politics, explores how the "universal" concept of democracy is interpreted and reworked through space and time. Examines how different cultural groups experimenting with political marketing understand the role of citizens in a democracy.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.506 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Vidart-Delgado.

Lecture occurs 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 66-160.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the The Business of Politics: A View of Latin America site or on the 21A.506 Stellar site.

MIT 21A.506 The Anthropology of Politics Related Textbooks
MIT 21A.506 The Anthropology of Politics On The Web
The Business of Politics: A View of Latin America
Tags
license by-nc-sa creative maria vidart-delgado creative commons latin america

© Copyright 2015