240B: Fundamentals of Anthropological Theory

Instructor: Aihwa Ong

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 2:00pm – 4:59pm

Anthropological theory and practice--following the rest of the world--have been undergoing important restructuring in the past decade. The course is organized to reflect this fact. We will begin by looking at recent debates about the nature and purpose of anthropology. This will provide a starting point for reading a series of classic ethnographies in new ways as well as examining some dimensions of the current research agenda in cultural anthropology.

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