ASM Master Class: Culture and Identity with Dr. Suzanne L. Eckert
Fridays, Nov 6, 13, Dec 4, 11, 2020
with Dr. Suzanne L. Eckert, archaeologist, head of collections, and associate professor of anthropology
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Old Main, Silver and Sage Room
Identity plays an important role in modern cultures, societies, politics, and economies. In fact, identity has been a powerful instrument for constructing and reflecting culture since the beginning of humanity. Who we are, how we identify with our own social groups, our attitudes to other cultures, are all interconnected with the values placed upon us by ourselves and others. This Master Class uses archaeological examples from across time and space to investigate identity: its complex nature and performance, the politics and economics surrounding identity, how individuals hold multiple contradictory identities, how societies use identity to enforce cultural norms, and how individuals use it to rebel against societal norms.
$200 for ASM members, $250 non members ($80/$130 tax deductible). Light refreshments and campus parking included.