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Title : 21A.110 Anthropological Theory (MIT)

Title : 21A.110 Anthropological Theory (MIT)

Description : This course introduces students to some of the major social theories and debates that inspire and inform anthropological analysis. Over the course of the semester, we will investigate a range of theoretical propositions concerning such topics as agency, structure, subjectivity, history, social change, power, culture, and the politics of representation. Ultimately, all theories can be read as statements about human beings and the worlds they create and inhabit. We will approach each theoretical perspective or proposition on three levels: (1) in terms of its analytical or explanatory power for understanding human behavior and the social world; (2) in the context of the social and historical circumstances in which they were produced; and (3) as contributions to ongoing dialogues and debate.

Description : This course introduces students to some of the major social theories and debates that inspire and inform anthropological analysis. Over the course of the semester, we will investigate a range of theoretical propositions concerning such topics as agency, structure, subjectivity, history, social change, power, culture, and the politics of representation. Ultimately, all theories can be read as statements about human beings and the worlds they create and inhabit. We will approach each theoretical perspective or proposition on three levels: (1) in terms of its analytical or explanatory power for understanding human behavior and the social world; (2) in the context of the social and historical circumstances in which they were produced; and (3) as contributions to ongoing dialogues and debate.

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2003

Fromyear : 2003

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2003-09-25T06:00:59+05:00

Date : 2003-09-25T06:00:59+05:00

Relation : 21A.110

Relation : 21A.110

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : anthropology

Subject : anthropology

Subject : anthropological theory

Subject : anthropological theory

Subject : anthropological method

Subject : anthropological method

Subject : frameworks

Subject : frameworks

Subject : analysis

Subject : analysis

Subject : integration

Subject : integration

Subject : cultural anthropology

Subject : cultural anthropology

Subject : classic texts

Subject : classic texts

Subject : contemporary critiques

Subject : contemporary critiques

Subject : analyses of texts

Subject : analyses of texts