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ANT 323E ANT 323E. Politics and Performance. 3 Hours.

Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 10). Consider the power struggles of the democratic process by closely attending to techniques and technologies of language, rhetoric, and performance. Examine this process in the American context, with attention to the recent influence of non-American developments such as "Kremlin propaganda techniques," the "weaponization" of fake news, and populist demagoguery. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 323E, 324L (Topic: Politics and Performance), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic: Politics and Performance), 345 (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.