E500 PROSEMINAR IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Dr. Richard Wilk

Remember: Mondays are Lectures and Tuesdays are Discussions

Texts are underlined, xeroxed articles have a star

Jan 11-25

Introduction and Common Ground Anthropology and human nature

Make sure you look at the theory website:
Layton, chapters 1-2

Feb 1

Ecology & Cultural Materialism

Layton, chapter 6

 

 

Edgerton, R. Sick Societies

 

 

*Harris, M., The Cultural Ecology of India's Sacred Cattle

 

 

*Ellen, R., Environment, Subsistence & System, Ch 10

 

 

*Diener, P et al., Meat, Markets & Mechanical Materialism

 

 

*Sheridan, T., Where the Dove Calls, Intro & Conclusions

 

 

* Milton, K., Environmentalism and Cultural Theory, Ch 2

Feb 8, Feb 15

Political Economy/ Marxism

Layton, chapter 5

 

 

*Wolf, E. Europe and the People Without History, Intro & C1

 

 

*Donham, D., History, Power, Ideology, Ch 2

   

*Brown, M., On Resisting Resistance

 

 

*Kearney, M. , Reconceptualizing the Peasantry, Ch 7

Feb 22

Applied/Development

*Aguilera, F., Is Anthropology Good for the Company?

 

 

*Escobar, A., Anthropology and the Development Encounter..

 

 

*Kottak, C., Culture and "Economic Development"

 

 

*Bernal, V. The Politics of Research on Agricultural Dev…

 

 

*Sacherer, ,J., Applied Anthropology and the Development…

 

 

*Green, E., Anthropology in the Context of a Water-Borne…

 

 

*Breslin, P., and M. Chapin Conservation Kuna-Style

March 1

Politics and Culture

*Comaroff, J., Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Politics of ….

 

Questioning the Nation

*Bailey, F., Stratagems and Spoils, Intro, Chs 1 &2

 

 

*Giddens, A., Central Problems in Social Theory, Chap.2

 

 

*Lofgren, O. Materializing the Nation in Sweden and America

 

 

*Hannerz, U. The Withering Away of the Nation?

March 8-22

Praxis Theory

Jenkins, Pierre Bourdieu

 

 

Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice

 

 

Layton, chapter 4

March 24-

Reflexivity & the crisis of authority

Fabian, Time and the Other

 

 

*Marshall, M., The Wizard of Oz meets the Wicked …

 

 

*Sutton, D., Is Anybody out There?

 

 

*Gilroy, P., It Ain't Where you're from…

 

 

*Latour, B., We Have Never Been Modern, Ch 4

April 5

Structuralism to postmodernism

Layton, chapters 3 and 7

 

 

*Sahlins, M., Culture and Practical Reason, Chs 2-3

 

 

*Douglas, M., Purity and Danger, Intro & Chs 1-3

 

 

*Foucault, M., The Birth of the Clinic, Chs 6-7

 

 

*Foucault, M., Space, Knowledge, and Power.

April 12

Gender, Kinship

Abu-Lughod, Writing Women's Worlds

 

 

*Weismantel, M. Making kin; kinship theory…

 

 

With commentary by Mckinnon

 

 

*Moore, H., A Passion for Difference, Ch 1

April 19-26

History and Identity

Obeyesekere, The Apotheosis of Captain Cook

 

 

Harrison, Decolonizing Anthropology

 

 

*Friedman, J., The Past in the Future…

Jan 13-20

Discussion: what to add to the site?

Jan 27, Feb 3

Space: Defining anthropological groups and networks, sub-disciplines, informal connections

Feb 10, 17, 24

Space: Class Presentations of research results

March 3

Assignment One, Space Write-Up Due

March 3

Time: Defining periods, choosing places on the time-line

March 10

Units of comparison- analytical methods

March 24, 31

Time: Class presentations of research results

April 7

Assignment Two, Time Write-Up Due

April 7

Change: Pivotal people and the fickle finger of fame

April 14

What's in a name: what we need to know about an important person

April 21-May 5

Change: Class Presentations of research results

May 5

Assignment 3, Change Write-Up Due

 

 

Key sub-disciplines

Key Macro-Theories

Key Institutions

Key Movers and Shakers

Ecological Anth

Cultural Materialism

American Anthro. Assoc. and sections

Appadurai

Economic Anth

Structuralism

American Anthropologist

Hannerz

Development Anth

Structural-Functionalism

American Ethnological Society

Bourdieu

Applied Anth

Post-Modernism

American Ethnologist

Fabian

Symbolic Anth

Interpretivism

Society for Cultural Anthropology

Foucault

Psychological Anth

Praxis Theory

Cultural Anthropology

Moore

Urban Anth

Political Economy

Society for Visual Anthropology

J. Collier

Kinship & Social Organization

Historical Particularism

Visual Anthropology Review

Scheper-Hughes

Anthro & Education

 

Society for Humanistic Anthro

Wolf

Gender/ Feminist Anth

 

Anthro & Humanism Quarterly

Mintz

Cross-cultural comparative anth

 

Washington Area Practicing Anthropologists (WAPA)

Sahlins

Marxist Anth

 

Modern Language Assoc.

Foucault

Medical Anth

 

Royal Anthropological Institute

Giddens

Cognitive Anth

 

Man, JRAI, Anthropology Today

De Certeau

Humanistic Anth

 

Wenner Gren-Foundation

Geertz

Human Ecology

 

Current Anthropology

Strathern

Demographic Anth

 

Society for Applied Anthro

Clifford/Marcus/Tyler

Political Anth

 

Human Organization

Levi-Strauss

Legal Anth

 

Human Ecology

Barth

Political Ecology

 

Dialectical Anthropology

Godelier

 

 

Journal of Anthro Research

Latour

 

 

Public Culture

Goodenough

 

 

University of Chicago

M. Douglas

 

 

Cambridge University

Keesing

 

 

Manchester University

Tambiah

 

 

CUNY Graduate Center

Ortner

 

 

 

M. Harris

 

 

 

M. Harris

 

 

 

Latour

 

 

 

Goodenough

 

 

 

M. Douglas

 

 

 

Keesing

 

 

 

Tambiah

 

 

 

Ortner