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Ethnography and Social Theory

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
2
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1 семестр

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This is a concluding course in the social anthropology minor. Its goal is to situate anthropological research in a broader landscape of social theory from Marx to Agamben and Schmitt, explore uses of anthropological knowledge that were engendered by this social theory and the history of anthropology, and revise the readings for this minor. This course links the history of anthropological theory with the history of applied anthropology, action anthropology and engaged anthropology. Lectures and seminars are structured by main schools of thought in social theory, which are illustrated by chapters from ethnographies, by applied anthropology examples and by readings from the other courses of this minor that we have already studied.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This is a concluding course in the social anthropology minor. Its goal is to situate anthropological research in a broader landscape of social theory and to provide a comprehensive overlook of key anthropological theories.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field
  • Work with information: find, define and use the information from different sources which required for solving of research and professional problems (including the system approach)
  • Able to efficiently communicate based on the goals and communication situations
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The field, the site and the scale.
  • Faces of surveillance (anthropology of anthropology).
  • Affect.
  • Anthropology since the 1980s.
  • Schmitt.
  • Distributed personhood.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking project essay
  • non-blocking final essay exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 1st semester
    0.5 * project essay + 0.5 * final essay exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Marcus, G. E. (1995). ETHNOGRAPHY IN/OF THE WORLD SYSTEM: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography. Annual Review of Anthropology, 24(1), 95–117. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.24.100195.000523
  • Ximena Picallo Visconti, Akhil Gupta, & James Ferguson. (2000). Gupta, Akhil ; James Ferguson (eds.). Anthropological locations : boundaries and grounds of a field science. Berkeley ; Los Angeles ; Londres : University of California Press, 1997. Estudios de Asia y África, (3), 544. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.7f921f83511e41c19869104abbab1170

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Massumi, B. (2015). Politics of Affect. Cambridge: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1050347