Fall 2022

Sociocultural Anthro.

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-112


Deborah B. Gewertz (Section 01)


An examination of theory and method in sociocultural anthropology as applied in the analysis of specific societies. The course will focus on case studies of societies from different ethnographic areas.

Limited to 45 students. Fall semester. Professor Gewertz.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference to first- and second-year students, and to majors who have yet to take this required course.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, reading, in-class quizzes or exams.

ANTH 112 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM FAYE 115
Th 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM FAYE 115

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
On the Edge of the Global: Modern Anxieties in a Pacific Island Nation Stanford University Press Besnier, Niko Amherst Books TBD
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press Just, Peter, Monaghan, John Amherst Books TBD
Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes University of Chicago Press Kulick, Don Amherst Books TBD
The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post Cold-War New Mexico Princeton University Press Masco, Joseph Amherst Books TBD
Love and Honor in the Himalayas: Coming to Know Another Culture Pennsylvania Univeristy Press McHugh, Ernestine Amherst Books TBD
The House of Lim: A Study of a Chinese Family Prentice Hall Wolf, Margery Amherst Books TBD
War and the Arc of Human Experience Hamilton Books, 2021 Peterson, Glenn Amherst Books TBD
Email from Ngeti: An Ethnography of Sorcery Univ. of California Press, 2014 Smith & Mwadime Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2024