ASM MASTER CLASS: Culture and Identity

handprints from Cave of the Hands, Argentina

ASM MASTER CLASS: Culture and Identity

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Event Location

At Arizona State Museum

October 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, and 12, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Arizona State Museum
a five-part series taught by Dr. Suzanne L. Eckert, curator, head of collections, and professor of anthropology



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.                                                                                                           

 Image: handprints from Cave of the Hands, Argentina

$170 ASM members or $200 non members
Free campus parking.
Amount paid over $120 is a tax-deductible gift.
Proceeds support Dr. Eckert's research projects.
Cancelations/refunds possible up October 8. Note: credit card payments incur a 3% fee, imposed on us by the credit card companies, that cannot be refunded.

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Event Contacts

Darlene Lizarraga