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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 089 PZ -The American Sixties


Institution: Pitzer

Description: This course will examine the now much mythologized period of American history known as “the sixties.” It will inevitably deal with the sordid history of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll,” as well as histories of revolting youth. But just as importantly, the course will be driven by three theoretical questions. First, what is the relationship between the political activism of bourgeois youth in the “the sixties” and ritualized processes of social reproduction, experienced as the transition from “childhood” to “adulthood”? Second, what is the relationship between the leftist politics of “the sixties” and the historical formation of professional managerial classes in U.S. and world history? And third, how do singular events-such as the decade’s iconic assassination of President John F. Kennedy-articulate with cultural schemas?

Prerequisite(s): Anth/Hist 11 or concurrent enrollment in Anth/Hist 11. Please also check the current course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.



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