Hist Anthropolog Theory

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Anthropology

Course Number: 
323
Institution: 
Amherst College

A general survey of writings that have played a leading role in shaping the modern fields of cultural and social anthropology. Beginning with a discussion of the impact of Darwin and the discoveries at Brixham Cave on mid-nineteenth century anthropology, the course surveys the theories of the late-nineteenth-century cultural evolutionists. It then turns to the role played by Franz Boas and his students and others in the advent and later development of cultural anthropology in the U.S. Readings of Durkheim and Mauss will provide the foundation for a discussion of the development of British social anthropology, French structuralism, and Bourdieu’s theory of social practice. The course will conclude with a discussion of recent controversies concerning the work of a key theorist in the anthropological tradition.

Spring semester. Professor Gewertz.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
ANTH-323-01-1213S

Course Sections

Hist Anthropolog Theory
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Deborah Gewertz

dbgewertz@amherst.edu

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

CHAP 205