ANTH 313 - Modernization and Development

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This course will explore contemporary issues and events in a global context. The focus will be directed at recognizing the changing theoretical paradigms and methods for anthropologists in ethnographical representation for human populations that are evolving in "borderless" communities in modernity.


  • Appadurai, Arjun (ed.). 2005. Globalization. Durham & London: Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0822327233.
  • Nordstrom, Carolyn. 2007. Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520250963.
  • Wennersten, John R. and Denise Robbins. 2017. Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the 21st Century. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0253025883.
  • Warrick, Joby. 2016. Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS. Anchor Books. ISBN 978-0804168939.

Choose ONE of the following books:

  • Demick, Barbara. 2009. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. ISBN 978-0385523912.
  • Kang, Chol-hwan et al. 2018. The Aquariums of Pyongyang. ISBN 978-0465011049.

This course can be applied toward:


ANTH 100 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) or ANTH 200 (Cultures and the Global System).

Important Information

Please have all textbooks in-hand at the beginning of the course.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbook information is found at the bottom of the course description above.


Barbara Hawthorne

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Dr. Barbara Hawthorne's research areas include applied anthropology, art expression and representation, community engagement, immigrant populations in the United States with emphasis on Mexican-American studies in northern Colorado; multicultural education, gender studies; research and methodologies in anthropology and education; cultural change and globalization; gender studies; human sexuality; and museoloogy.

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