Fall 2013

Phenomenological Approaches for Anthropology

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-350


Felicity Aulino (Section 01)


What does it mean to take a phenomenological approach in anthropology? In this class, we will examine a series of ethnographies that seek to describe and theorize lived experience in various ways, with particular attention to sensory perception, subjectivity, and inter-subjectivity. We will also look into the philosophical tracts that inspire such work, as well as the historical contexts in which they arise. Topics to be explored include: caregiving and healing; violence and humanitarian aid; aging, dying, and death; religious experience; emotion; and embodiment. Students will have a chance to conduct their own phenomenologically-oriented fieldwork, and develop a substantial bibliography of sources to inform this and future projects.

Limited to 15 student.  Fall semester. Five College Visiting Professor Aulino.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to Anthropology and Sociology majors, then seniors, juniors by permission of instructor


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2013