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2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ANT 347 - Empire and Colonialism in the Afro-Atlantic

3 credits
Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
Focuses on the Afro-Atlantic cultural exchanges that developed as a result of Portuguese colonialism in West Africa, Cape Verde and Brazil. Engages central questions in the anthropology of colonialism and Lusophone area studies such as: How did Portuguese colonialism transform African cultures and societies? How was race constructed throughout the colonial experience? How has the colonial legacy and Christianity shaped notions of sexuality, gender and stratification across the Portuguese Afro-Atlantic? How do we compare past and present conceptions of the Lusophone world in light of contemporary politics of migration and identity? Cross-listed as AAS 347, SOC 347; Offered as SOC/ANT 547 for graduate students