May 27, 2024  
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ANTH 277 - Reading Ethnography

FC SSCI CD
4 credits
In this course, students will explore the genre of the ethnographic monograph, with a survey of texts in cultural anthropology from the early 20th century to the present. We will look at ethnography as text, cultural description, translation, interpretation, and critique. Primary texts may include such works as: Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men (1936), Sidney Mintz’s Sweetness and Power (1985), Anna Tsing’s Friction (2004), and/or Nayanitha Mathur’s Crooked Cats (2021). Students will also have the opportunity to read and present on an ethnography of their choice.

Prerequisites: ANTH 101.



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