College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2018  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

ANTH 029B. Ethnography: Theory and Practice

This class maps anthropological theories and methods through reading and critically analyzing the discipline's flagship genre, ethnography. We work historically by reading classical texts that exemplify different approaches (such as functionalism, structuralism, symbolic anthropology, and reflexive anthropology) used to analyze culture and social structure. We address questions such as: How did Malinowski understand ethnography? How does this understanding compare to more recent views of anthropologists such as Geertz? How did the meaning of fieldwork change over time? We pay special attention to the politics of representation and the anthropologists' continuous struggle to find new ways to write about culture.
Theory and methods course.
Social sciences.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
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