Spring 2009

Topics in Contemporary Anthropology

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-32


Andrew Lass (Section 01)


This seminar will examine contemporary issues in anthropology. Topics will vary from year to year but might, for instance, include the challenge to anthropology of the post-colonial encounter; the representation of the “other” in museums and magazines; the relationship between culture and practical reason. The universalizing of commodity lust; the linkage of sex, power and disease; the encompassment of the world by capitalism; the writing of money in grants as the prerequisite to the writing of culture in ethnographies. Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Lass.