Rebecca M Lemov
Introduction to the descriptive and analytic literature of cultural anthropology. Extended examination of representative accounts of the lifeway of peoples from selected areas of the world with an emphasis on methods of observation and analysis.
Students can expect to learn how writing in anthropology has changed from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. In addition, the class will highlight ways in which the goals of the field of anthropology itself have changed. We will read from the following ethnographic books: Malinowski's Argonauts of the Western Pacific; Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa, Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse, Evans-Pritchard's The Nuer, Levi-Strauss' Tristes Tropiques, Nancy Scheper-Hughes' Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics, Loic Wacquant's Body and Soul, Lesley Gill' s School of the Americas, Lorna Rhodes' Total Confinement.
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