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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

ASCL 70.08 Nomads from Central Asia to the Middle East

This course examines nomadic pastoralism as an economic system adapted to ecologically marginal environments and as a socio-political system adapted to the culturally heterogeneous regions of Central Asia and the Middle East. We will survey the changing roles of nomadic peoples to gain insight into the political and social dynamics of historical and contemporary societies in this region. Nomad society, its origins and development, the ecology of the pastoralism, gender, and identity issues as well as the relationship between nomad and sedentary societies and the role of pastoralism as a route of cultural transmission and economic exchange are examined.


ASCL Faculty

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:NW

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