Evans-Pritchard, EE (1937) "Notion of Witchcraft Explains Unfortunate Events" in Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 63-83.For Review Only:Cultural Anthropology“Ch 2: Why Is the Concept of Culture Important?” (Read if you missed lecture) September 4: NO CLASS (Note: Monday sections will not be held this week) September 6: Witchcraft, Culture, and Interpretation Week 3: Ethnographic Fieldwork Fadiman, Ann (1998) The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downp. 1-180. Gehl, Jan (2013) How to Study Public Life, pages 1-35, optional:84-101. Cultural Anthropology“Ch 3: What Is Ethnographic Fieldwork?” September 11: What is Ethnography?September 13: Learning How to Ask Week 4: Language in/as Culture Ahearn, Laura (2011) “Ch1: The Social Life of Language” and “Ch 4: Language Thought and Culture” from Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. Fadiman, Ann (1998) The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downp. 251-288. September 18: What is Language? September 20: Linguistic Relativity First mini assignment “Looking at Space” due in section.
Fall 2017 5 Week 5: Speech and SpaceReno, Joshua (2015) Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill, Introduction 1-18, Ch 1: Leaky Bodies 22-57 September 25: Speech and Space Film: “American Tongues”September 27: FIRST MIDTERM EXAM – Bring your PeopleSoft number and a no. 2 pencil. Week 6: Culture, Thought, and Meaning Reno, Joshua (2015) Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill, Chapter 2 “Smells Like Money”, Chapter 3 “Going Shopping” p 58-135. October 2: Culture, Thought, and Meaning October 4: Categories Have Politics ESSAY QUESTIONS DISTRIBUTED IN SECTIONWeek 7: Listening and Looking Anthropologically Fleetwood, Nicole R (2015) Posing in Prison: Family Photographs, Emotional Labor, and Carcerial Intimacy, Public Culture, 27 (3)487-511Cultural Anthropology “Ch 7: How Do We Make Meaning? October 10: Art and Authenticity Film:“Trobriand Cricket”(Note: Lecture and Monday sections will occur on Tuesday).October 11: Making MeaningWeek 8: Frame, Outside the Ordinary Victor Turner (1969) “Liminality and Communitas” in The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti Structure (Chicago: Aldine Publishing) pp. 94-113 and125-30 abridged in A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion 2002 Michael Lambek ed. (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing) p. 358-374. Cultural Anthropology“Ch 8: What Can Anthropology Tell Us about Religion and Worldview?”October 16: Art Anthropologically – Fieldtrip see CourseWeb for detailsOctober 18: Religion in Anthropology Film: “An Initiation Kut for a Korean Shaman”
Fall 2017 6 Week 9: Why Should We Care About Kinship? Bouquet, Mary (2001) “Making kinship, with an old reproductive technology” in Relative Values Reconfiguring Kinship Studies, Sarah Franklin and Susan McKinnon eds. Durham: Duke University Press, p. 85-115 Eckert, Penelope (2011) “Symbols of Category Membership” in Investigating Culture: An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology (Second Edition) Carol Delaney with Deborah Kaspin (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell) p. 185-198.