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Love and Power: The Anthropology of Kinship and State

Tamar Shirinian
Millsaps College

This course will explore family (or kinship) anthropologically through its relation to other – not so happy – feelings and things like power, authority, violence, and loss. We will dissect and think about the ways in which entire societies, including our own, have been ordered by the things that feel so personal and intimate (love), but come to form and are influenced by larger political and economic systems.

To access the full syllabus, please click on this link to the online version of the Love and Power syllabus.

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