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Agrarian Studies Graduate Seminar

“Agrarian Societies: Culture, Power, History, and Development”

Anthropology 541a; History 965a; Political Science 779a; Forestry and Environmental Studies 80054a

  1. Faculty
  2. Description
  3. Enrollment, Eligibility
  4. Meetings
  5. Syllabus
  6. Reading

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Faculty for fall 2008:

Peter Perdue, History
K. Sivaramakrishnan, Anthropology
Elisabeth Wood, Political Science

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An interdisciplinary examination of agrarian societies, contemporary and historical, Western and non-Western. Major analytical perspectives from anthropology, economics, history, political science, and environmental studies are used to develop a meaning-centered and historically grounded account of the transformations of rural society.

Team taught.

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Any graduate student at Yale is eligible to enroll. Undergraduates may also take the course, with the permission of the instructors.

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The course meets from 1:30 pm to 5:20 pm, Monday afternoons, during the fall term, at 10 Sachem Street, room 105. The first two hours of each meeting are lecture; the second half is discussion.

to top Syllabus

The fall 2008 seminar syllabus is available in PDF format [opens in new window].


Reading packets are available for sale in the fall at the Program office, Room 204, 204 Prospect Street.

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