Published: Feb. 26, 2018

ANTH 5780 - Cultural Anthropology

This course is an exploration of key theoretical readings in cultural anthropology from the foundations of anthropology in the 19th century up to the late 1960s. Most of the materials we read are primary sources from one of the three major traditions in 20th century anthropology – American cultural anthropology, British social anthropology, and French structural anthropology. Our goals in this course are to understand the similarities and differences among these three traditions – to understand why certain questions were being asked at certain times – and the ways that the various traditions informed one another.

Professor Jerry Jacka

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