Introduction to Social and Cultural Theory, 3 pts, UN2004
INTRO TO SOC & CULTURAL THEORY
Introduces students to crucial theories of society, paying particular attention to classic social theory of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Traces a trajectory through writings essential for an understanding of the social: from Saussure, Durkheim, Mauss, Marx, Freud, and Weber, on to the structuralist ethnographic elaboration of Claude Levi-Strauss, the historiographic reflections on modernity of Michel Foucault, and contemporary modes of socio-cultural analysis. Explored are questions of signification at the heart of anthropological inquiry, and to the historical contexts informing these questions.
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- MW 1:10pm-2:25pm 614 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
- Marilyn Ivy