PAAS 500

Theories of Pacific Region Societies

Units: 1.5

Offers a critical review of contemporary social theory pertinent to the study of Pacific and Asian societies. Drawing on various scholarly approaches from the fields of sociology, anthropology, political science and history, readings will address the institutions, mechanisms and values involved in social, cultural and political transformations. Focuses on current theory about the nature and scope of globalization, commodification, or modernization, with particular emphasis on the effect of these on local social and cultural practice.

Graduate course in the Pacific and Asian Studies program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Schedules:
Summer Fall Spring

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