Anthropology | Proseminar in Social & Cultural Anthropology
E500 | 6013 | Friedman


This required course for sociocultural graduate students will examine
contemporary theories and practices in cultural and social
anthropology.  While focused on the works of anthropologists
themselves, the seminar will also engage important theorists in other
disciplines who have influenced the trajectory of anthropological
thinking and research.  Rather than a survey of theoretical and
methodological concerns, the class will look in detail at key concepts
and approaches that have motivated the field.  As we examine the
relationships among theory, ethnographic practice, and historical
context, we will explore how key approaches have shaped the questions
we ask and evaluate their consequences for our discipline and for the
worlds we live in.