H500 | 0438 | Phillips

This course will provide a selective overview of the history of
anthropological thought in the 19th and 20th centuries.  The course will
move chronologically and topically, focusing particularly on the social,
institutional, and historical contexts of paradigmatic shifts, the
interconnections between various national traditions, and the negotiations
of the discipline's boundaries.  Within this framework, we will be
concerned with historicizing American anthropology-how does its conceptual
organization compare to other national traditions, and what unique
perspectives does American anthropology engender?  We will concentrate not
only on the major schools of anthropological thought, but also on the
lives of the theorists who developed them.  Students will be encouraged to
pursue their own interests in the history and theory of anthropology.

While most of the readings will consist of articles provided in a course
pack, the following books will be required reading:

George Stocking.  1992.  The Ethnographer's Magic.

Adam Kuper.  1996.  Anthropology & Anthropologists: The Modern British