1 meeting / week, 2 hours / meeting
This advanced course in anthropology engages closely with discussions and debates about ethnographic research, ethics, and representation.
Students are required to give two seminar presentations, in which they offer a critical evaluation of positions represented in readings for their chosen days. Written documentation of those presentations will be due the week following the presentation. A final research paper of 15-20 pages will be due on Ses #12. Prospectus for this paper due on Ses #5.
Grading will be based on:
Please see the readings page for a schedule and list of readings. Look for used or new copies online or in local bookstores.
|0||Meeting to construct syllabus|
|1||Ethnographic method and writing|
|2||Ethics and engagement|
|3||Anthropological controversies: military uses of anthropology|
|4||Anthropological controversies: the truth of other worlds, from Mead to Menchú|
|5||Nationalism and indigeneity|
|6||Activist anthropology / double presentation day|
|7||Comparison / double presentation day|
|8||Mobility and/or nomadism / double presentation day|