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ANTH 136

Thought Control in Contemporary Society

Description
Anthropological analysis of sociocultural controls influencing and regulating human thought and behavior in the contemporary period. Topics include propaganda, censorship, undue influence, coercive persuasion and "brainwashing," groupthink, messianic cults, totalitarianism, technologies of control, ritualized rebellion, resistance movements, and democratic alternatives. Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

Grading
Normal Grade Rules

Units
3