Courses: Social and Cultural Theory: Critical Contemporary (ANTHH350B01)
This class is an intensive, advanced reading seminar on contemporary ethnography with an emphasis on how the craft of anthropology draws on its disciplinary resources to address the predicaments of social marginalization in the contemporary 'globalizing' world. We will test the fate of key 20th century theoretical movements in anthropology (structural functionalism, culture and personality, structuralism, neo-Marxism, literary post-modernism, etc.) through their application in ethnography. Seminars will be organized through student presentations and responses.
Fulfills: SO I