A study of anthropological interpretations of social and cultural systems through the ethnographic analysis of single societies. The course focuses on our changing understandings of beliefs, meanings, values and social relationships through accounts of selected African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities. Students will learn how anthropologists use theoretical perspectives to understand cultures and societies and how attempts at such understandings have changed anthropological interpretations.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ANTH101 OR ANTH102
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Evans-Pritchard, THE NUER
Leach, POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF HIGHLAND BURMA
Bourgois, IN SEARCH OF RESPECT
Other texts to be announced.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three take-home essays
|Instructor(s): Keiser,R. Lincoln Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 20||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 10|