Spring 2010

Topics in Contemporary Anthropology

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-32


Deborah B. Gewertz (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.  Professor Gewertz.

If Overenrolled: If the course is overenrolled, will privilege majors and ask students to provide the reasons they wish to take the course.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022