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Fall 2019 Anthropology GR6601 section 001
QUESTIONS-ANTHROP THRY I:TEXTS

Call Number 45158
Day & Time
Location
T 10:10am-12:00pm
457 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor and Department
Instructor David Scott
Type LECTURE
Course Description Presents students with critical theories of society, paying particular attention to classic continental social theory of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We will trace a trajectory through important French and German writings essential for any understanding of the modern discipline of anthropology: from Saussure through Durkheim and Mauss, Marx, Weber, and on to the structuralist elaboration of these theoretical perspectives in Claude Lévi-Strauss, always bearing in mind the relationship of these theories to contemporary anthropology. We come last to Foucault and affiliated theorists as successors both to French structuralism and to German social theory and its concerns with modernity, rationality, and power. Throughout the readings, we will give special care to questions of signification as they inform anthropological inquiry, and we will be alert to the historical contexts that situate the discipline of anthropology today.
Web Site Vergil
Department Anthropology
Enrollment 0 students (10 max) as of 8:09PM Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Subject Anthropology
Number GR6601
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Note 1st yr PhDs in ANTH only
Section key 20193ANTH6601G001

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