Anthropology | Symbolic Anthropology
E600 | 0409 | DeMallie
Undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.
This seminar will examine the historical foundations of symbolic or
interpretive anthropology as practiced by David Schneider, Clifford
Geertz, and other theorists. It will also survey the variety of
approaches included under these designations and relate them to
Americanist anthropology in the broadest sense as suggested by the
work of Regna Darnell. Students will be expected to develop seminar
papers that use symbolic method to investigate specific ethnographic
material related to their particular interests.