Contemporary Anthropological Theory|
Fall 2009 not offered
The course examines contemporary anthropological theory in terms of abstract concepts and ethnographic analyses. It will concentrate on several key theoretical approaches that anthropologists have used to understand society, such as structuralism, interpretation, Marxism, feminism, practice theory, critical ethnography, and postmodern perspectives. Readings will focus on how these approaches figure in current debates among anthropologists.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)
Theoretical and ethnographic works of Wolf, Behar, Bourdieu, Geertz, Ortner, Harrison, Stoler, Trouillot, Tsing and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly responses, short papers, class presentation and final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
ANTH101 is required.
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