Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-323
Deborah B. Gewertz (Section 01)
A general survey of writings that have played a leading role in shaping the modern fields of cultural and social anthropology. Beginning with a discussion of the impact of Darwin and the discoveries at Brixham Cave on mid-nineteenth century anthropology, the course surveys the theories of the late-nineteenth-century cultural evolutionists. It then turns to the role played by Franz Boas and his students and others in the advent and later development of cultural anthropology in the U.S. Readings of Durkheim and Mauss will provide the foundation for a discussion of the development of British social anthropology, French structuralism, and Bourdieu’s theory of social practice. The course will conclude with a discussion of recent controversies concerning the work of a key theorist in the anthropological tradition.
Spring semester. Professor Gewertz.
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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 and reading.
M 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM NEWP 102
W 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM NEWP 102
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.
|Patterns of Culture||Benedict||Amherst Books||TBD|
|The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life||Free Press||Durkheim||Amherst Books||TBD|
|The iIterpretation of Cultures||Basic Books||Geertz||Amherst Books||TBD|
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.