Syllabus

January 21:

Foucault, M. (1994 [1966]) ‘Preface’, The Order ofThings: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences,(New York: Pantheon Books): xv-xxiv.

Spencer, H. (2000 [1860]) ‘The SocialOrganism’, in R. J. McGee and R. L. Warms(eds.), Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Pub. Co.): 11-27.

Tylor, E. B. (2003 [1873]) ‘The Science of Culture’, in P. A. Erickson and L. D. Murphy (eds.), A History of Anthropological Theory (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press): 29-41.

Malinowski, B. (1944 [1941]) ‘I. Culture as the Subject of Scientific Investigation; II. A Minimum Definition of Science for the Humanist’, A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press): 3-14

January 28

Durkheim, E. (1964 [1895]) ‘What Is a Social Fact?’, and ‘Rules for the Observation of Social Facts’ in G. Caitlin (ed.), The Rules of Sociological Method (New York: The Free Press): 1-46.

Morgan, L. H. (2000 [1877]) ‘Ethnical Periods’, in R. J. McGee and R. L. Warms (eds.), Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Pub. Co.): 41-52.

Boas, F. 1986 [1928]. ‘The Problem of Race’, Anthropology and Modern Life (New York: Dover): 11-62.

Layton, R. (1997) ‘The Idea of a Social System’, An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology (New York: Cambridge University Press): 1-8 and 18-26.

Perry, Richard (2003) ‘The Idea of Structure’ in Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall): 95-108.

Qureshi, Sadiah. 2004. ‘Displaying Sara Baartman, The Hottentot Venus’, History of Science (xlii): 233-257

February 4

Marx, K. and Engels, F. (2007 [1846]) ‘Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlook’, in M. M. Lock and J. Farquhar (eds.), Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life (Durham: Duke University Press): 113-29.

Marx, K. “The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof” in Capital, Vol. 1. See http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867- c1/ch01.htm#S4

Malinowski, B. (2000 [1922]) ‘The Essentials of the Kula’, in R. J. McGee and R. L. Warms (eds.), Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History(Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Pub. Co.): 161-76.

Layton, R. (1997) ‘The Idea of a Social System’, An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology (New York: Cambridge University Press): 8-26. Layton, R. (1997) ‘The Idea of a Social System’, An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology (New York: Cambridge University Press): 8-26.

February 11

Mauss: The Gift (whole book)

Mary Douglas: No Free Gifts

February 18

Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. (2000 [1924]) ‘The Mother’s Brother in South Africa’, in R. J. McGee and R. L. Warms (eds.), Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (Mountain View, Calif.:Mayfield Pub. Co.): 176-87. ***SUBSTITUTION*** R-B: “On Joking Relationships”

A. R. Radcliffe-Brown (1940) ‘On Social Structure,’ The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and  Ireland 70 (1): 1-12.

Asad, Talal (1973) “Introduction” in Anthropology & the Colonial Encounter (London: Ithaca Press). PAGE #S

Layton, R. (1997) ‘Functionalism’, An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology (New York: Cambridge University Press): 27-39 & 57-62.

February 25: Reading Week

March 4:

Saussure, Ferdinand ‘Signs and Language’ in Jeffrey Alexander and Steven Seidman (eds) Culture and Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press): 55-63.

Saussure: General Course, “General Principles” 65-98

Lévi-Strauss, Claude (1963) ‘Structural Analysis in Linguistics and Anthropology’, in, Structural Anthropology (New York: Basic Books): 31-54.

Perry, Richard (2003) ‘The Idea of Structure’ in Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall): 108-132.

March 11

Freud, Sigmund (2000 [1913]) ‘The Return of Totemism in Childhood’, in McGee, R. Jon and Richard L. Warms (eds), Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Pub. Co.): 67-83.

Durkheim, Emile (2000 [1912]) ‘The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Idea of Class’, in McGee, R. Jon and Richard L. Warms (eds), Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Pub. Co.): 94-103.

NEW: Totem and Taboo 1-73 (the horror of incest & emotional ambivalence)

March 18

Douglas, Mary (2004 [1966]) ‘Introduction’ and ‘External Boundaries’, in, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (London: Routledge Classics): 1-7 & 141-59.

Turner, Victor (2007 [1967]) ‘Symbols in Ndembu Ritual’, in Lock, Margaret M. and Judith Farquhar (eds), Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life (Durham [N.C.]:

Duke University Press): 69-82. Geertz, Clifford (1973) ‘Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture’, in, The Interpretation of Cultures (New York: Basic Books): 3-32.

Clifford, James (1983) “On Ethnographic Authority.” Representations 1 (2): 118-146.

Perry, the Idea of Culture

March 25

Marcus, George E. and Michael M. J. Fischer (1999) ‘Preface’, ‘Introduction’, ‘A Crisis of Representation in the Human Sciences’ and ‘Ethnography and Interpretive Anthropology’, in Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences (Chicago: University of Chicago Press): 1-44.

Cerwonka, Allaine and Liisa H. Malkki (2007) ‘Nervous Conditions: The Stakes in Interdisciplinary Research’, in, Improvising Theory: Process and Temporality in Ethnographic Fieldwork (Chicago: University of Chicago Press): 1-40.

Re-read Clifford, ‘Partial Truths’

April 1

Foucault, M. Society Must Be Defended: Lecture 11

http://www.mediafire.com/?cm8wbz1cy0ex5xr

Ann Stoler (2002) ‘Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power’ in Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press): 41-78.

Rabinow, Paul & Rose, Nikolas (2006) ‘Biopower Today’, BioSocieties 1: 195-217.

April 8

Haraway, Donna J. (1988) ‘Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspectives’, Feminist Studies 14(3): 575-99.

Butler, Judith P. (1993) ‘Introduction’ in Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits Of “Sex” (New York: Routledge): 1-23.

Mahmood, Saba (2001) “Feminist Theory: Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: Some reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival.” Cultural Anthropology 16 (2): 202-236

April 15

Kirksey, S. Eben & Stefan Helmreich (2010) ‘The emergence of multispecies ethnography’, Cultural Anthropology 25(4): 545-576.

Canea “How I fell in love with a meerkat”

 

TBA

April 22

Petryna, Adriana (2002) Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl (Princeton, [N.J.]: Princeton University Press). Chapters 1-8

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