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21A.217 Anthropology of War and Peace, Fall 2004

Iraqi soldiers board a Black Hawk helicopter.
Iraqi troops and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division board a Black Hawk helicopter for a mission near Tikrit. (Image courtesy of Spc. Teddy Wade and taken from the U.S. Army Web site:

Highlights of this Course

This course features an extensive reading list and a description of the assignments.

Course Description

This class has been reorganized to focus primarily on the War in Iraq. As in previous years, the class still examines war in cross-cultural perspective, asking whether war is intrinsic to human nature, what causes war, how particular cultural experiences of war differ, and how war has affected American culture.


Prof. Hugh Gusterson

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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