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2.) Reading Assignments
1. Thinking Anthropologically - Start the semester with readings from Thinking
Anthropologically, this text will be directly referred to in class lectures on general
organization and concepts in Anthropology and is good material for you to become more
familiar with general concepts and key terms in Anthropology discussed in the first part
of our semester. 3 2. Applying Cultural Anthropology - From week to week, read from our textbook:
Applying Cultural Anthropology. For specific chapters due from week to week see the
class calendar. Generally readings are expected to be completed by the Thursday of each
week. (with some exceptions, which will be announced in class). Discussions are
evaluated as class participation. If you are generally a shy person or have public
communication problems please talk to the professor about your participation. You will
be offered alternative forms of participation such are written summaries of each chapter.
3.Ethnograhic books - Your will read 3 ethnographic studies:
“Worker in the Cane” by Sidney W. Mintz
“Tuhami” by Vincent Crapanzano
“Nuer Journey, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota” by Holtzman & Foner
Reading Ethnographic books
In the first part of the semester you are assigned to read two books, Worker in The Cane
and Tuhami, and write a short (4 page) comparative reflection, which examines both
books together. Compare the two studies based on the outline given in class by the
professor. Take these two ethnographies as an example for your class project of the
relationship between Individual Life History and Cultural Patterns. While reading, focus
on Methodology, Fieldwork and writing style.
This Comparative reflection is due based on date given in the class calendar and
will be your basis for our class discussion of the two books. (See syllabus)
Each study will be introduced in class and then after you read them we will have an in
class comprehensive discussion. Your in class participation during...
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This document was uploaded on 03/30/2014 for the course ANTH 211 at UMBC.
- Spring '12
- Cultural Anthropology