This course will introduce graduate students to the Anthropology of Europe. The course will consist of three sections. In the first section, historical and contemporary constructions of nation and identity will be analyzed through an in-depth reading of several ethnographies of Greece as a means of deconstructing notions of "Europeanness". The second section will examine memories of communism in "postsocialist" settings. Focusing on the histories of collectivization in Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, this section will explore the significance of different communist experiences as they were lived, as they are remembered, and as they bear on the present in terms of responses and adaptations to the period of "transition" and to processes of European enlargement. The final section of the course will examine constitutional processes in the European Union and Hungary. The focus will be on the creation of shared identities such as "European" or "postsocialist" and the ways in which meanings such as "liberty," "equality" and "the collective" play out in the making of Hungarian and E.U. constitutions and related socio-legal processes.