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Anthropology Building 107
Anthropology 202 is a general introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Cultural Anthropology is a vast field that studies the variety of cultural and social of the patients of human groups throughout the world. There are many sub-specialties in cultural anthropology, and it is not really possible to cover all of them in a single class. The course will comprise (1) several background lectures, (2) class discussions, (3) class presentations on group research projects, (4) films, (5) reading, (6) essay writing and rewriting.
The course will introduce cultural anthropology through the close and detailed study of a variety of ethnographies. Ethnography, which means "the writing of culture," is the main way in which cultural anthropologists record their observations and conclusions. We will study a variety of different kinds of society, and a variety of approaches to the study of culture and society by reading five excellent ethnographies. There will also be several additional articles supplementing the monographs.
The texts have been chosen to provide an anthropologist's-eye-view of a wide range of different kinds of societies.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- The Mardu Aborigines: Living the Dream in the Australia's Desert. ISBN: 9780030322822.
- Never in Anger. ISBN: 9780674608283.
- The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers. ISBN: 9781403966063.
- Veiled Sentiments. ISBN: 9780520224735.
- In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio. ISBN: 9780521017114.
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