120.T15.O - A THINGS FALL APART(C ACHEBE AND THE IGBO OF...

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CSULB Instructor: George M. Scott ANTHROPOLOGY 120 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY OUTLINE—TOPIC 15 ANTHROPOLOGY AND LITERATURE I. INTRODUCTION A. CLOSE AFFILIATION BETWEEN CULTURAL ANTHTOPOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES B. LITERATURE AS REFLECTIONS OF THE CULTURES IN WHICH IT IS CREATED. C. LITERATURE AS “CULTURAL TEXT” II. THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF LITERATURE A. MANY ANTHROPOLOGISTS HAVE WRITTEN NOVELS, INCLUDING, MOST RECENTLY, LOVE, STARS, AND ALL THAT (KIRIN KARAYAN) AND JAGUAR (PAUL STOLLER). B. CULTURALLY SENSITIVE AND REFLECTIVE NOVELS, SUCH AS PRODIGAL SUMMER (B. KINGSOLVER), SISTERS OF THE HEART (C. B. DIVAKARUNI), AND THE SALARYMAN’S WIFE (S. MASSEY). C. KURT VONNEGUT, JR., THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, AND THE CAT’S CRADLE. III. COMPARASON OF ETHNOGRAPHIC MONOGRAPHS AND NOVELS COVERING THE SAME CULTURES
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Unformatted text preview: A. THINGS FALL APART (C. ACHEBE) AND THE IGBO OF SOUTHEAST NIGERIA (V. UCHENDU). B. THINGS FALL APART —SUMMARY C. COMPARISON OF PASSAGES FROM NOVEL AND ETHNOGRAPHY D. FACTS VERSUS STORY E. EXPLANATION VERSUS EXPERIENCE F. MIND ONLY VERSUS MIND AND SENSES G. EMPIRICALLY REAL OR CREATIVE IMAGINATION? H. SUBJECTIVE INFORMATION. I. VAULE OF VERISIMILITUDE. J. WRITING—ANALYSIS VERSUS SYNTHESIS; ARTIFICIAL CATEGORIES VERSUS NARRATIVE TIME LINE. K. CULTURE ADHERES TO TIME LINE HOLISTICALLY. IV. PRACTICAL IMPICATIONS—EDUCATION 1 A. NOT ABANDON ETHNOGRAPHIES FOR NOVELS BUT USE NOVELS TO SUPPLEMENT ETHNOGRAPHIES. B. TIM O’BRIEN AND THE THINGS THEY CARRIED . C. “HAPPENING TRUTH” VERSUS “STORY-TRUTH.” D. POWER OF LITERATURE CAN COMMUNICATE POWER OF CULTURE. 2...
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