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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology II.
2008 spring term
Sába Tesfay
The seminar aims to give a general introduction to cultural anthropology based on, and
completing, the curriculum of last term’s Introduction to Cultural Anthropology I. The range of
issues covered will be examined and discussed through the designated material.
Students are required to read one article for each occasion.
1, Introduction:
The evolution of cultural anthropology
Leach, Edmund Ronald. Social Anthropology. Glasgow: Collins, 1982, pp. 13-54
2, The anthropological method
Boas, Franz. “The Methods of Ethnology” In Race, Language and Culture. New York: Free
Press, 1966, pp. 281-289
Duranti, Alessandro. “Ethnographic methods” In Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge:
Cambridge University press, 2002, pp. 84-122
Douglas, Mary. “The Continuity of Evans-Pritchard’s Programme” In Evans-Pritchard.
Brighton/Sussex: Harvester Pr, 1980, pp. 29-38
3, Fieldwork
Malinowski, Bronislaw. “Introduction: The Subject, Method and Scope of this Enquiry” In
Argonauts of the Western Pacific. 1960.
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. Small places, Large issues – an Introduction to Social and Cultural
Anthropology. Chapter 3. 2nd edition. London, Sterling: Pluto Press, 1995
4, Field accounts, monographs, case-studies and interpretations
Hastrup, Kirsten. 1995. “Writing Ethnography: State of the Art” In Anthropology and
Autobiography. J. Okely, H. Callaway (eds.) London: Routledge
Geertz, Clifford. “Being here” In Works and Lives: the anthropologist as author. Cambridge:
Polity Press, 1996
Mead, Margaret. “How an anthropologist writes” In Male and Female. 1949.
5, Anthropology and autobiography
Carrithers, Michael. “Is Anthropology Art or Science?” Current Anthropology, June 1990, Vol
31(3): 263-279
Geertz, Clifford. “Being there” In Works and Lives: the anthropologist as author. Cambridge:
Polity Press, 1996
6, Linguistic anthropology
Whorf, Benjamin Lee. “The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language” In High
Points in Anthropology. 2nd edition. Paul Bohannan, Mark Glazer (eds.) New York: Alfred A.
Knopf, 1988
Sapir, Edward. “The Status of Linguistics as a Science” In High Points in Anthropology. 2nd
edition. Paul Bohannan, Mark Glazer (eds.) New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988
Stewart, Michael. “ ‘True Speech’: song and the moral order of a Hungarian Vlach Gypsy
community” MAN, vol. 24., no.1, March 1989
7, The arts and culture
Stewart, Michael. “Brothers in Song” In The Time of the Gypsies. Boulder; Oxford: Westview
Press, 1997
Boas, Franz. “Symbolism” In Primitive Art. New York: Dover Publications, 1955
8, Political anthropology
Geertz, Clifford. “The Ideology as a Cultural System” In Interpretation of Cultures. Selected
essays. London: Fontana, 1993
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. Small places, Large issues – an Introduction to Social and Cultural
Anthropology. Chapter 11. 2nd edition. London, Sterling: Pluto Press, 1995
9, Anthropology and law
Malinowski, Bronislaw. Crime and Custom in Savage Society. London: Rotledge-Paul, 1978,
pp. 50-59
Acton, Thomas. “The Theory of Gypsy Law” In Gypsy Politics and Traveller Identity. Thomas
Acton (ed.) Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 1997
10, Culture and change
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. Small places, Large issues – an Introduction to Social and Cultural
Anthropology. Chapter 19. 2nd edition. London, Sterling: Pluto Press, 1995
Wolf, Eric. “The New Laborers” In Europe and the People without History. Berkeley: University
of California Press, 1982
Kroeber, Alfred Louis. “Culture Change” In Anthropology. 1948
11, The anthropology of contemporary life
Mead, Margaret. “The Two Sexes in Contemporary America” In Male and Female.
Williams, Patrick. 1982. “The invisibility of the Kalderash of Paris: some aspects of the
economic activity and settlement patterns of the Kalderash Rom of the Paris suburbs” Urban
Gypsies 11 (3-4): 315-346.
Sinéad, ni Shuinéar. “Why do Gajos hate Gypsies so much, anyway?” In Gypsy Politics and
Traveller Identity. Thomas Acton (ed.) Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 1997
Lewis, Oscar. “Some Perspectives on Urbanization with Special Reference to Mexico City” In
Urban Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies of Urbanization. Aidan Southall (ed.) New York:
Oxford University Press, 1973
12, Applied anthropology
Tax, Sol. “The Bow and the Hoe: Reflections on Hunters, Villagers and Anthropologists”
Current Anthropology, December 1975
Tax, Sol. “Action Anthropology”. Current Anthropology, December 1975
Kuper, Adam. Anthropology and Anthropologists. London; New York: Routledge and Kegan
Paul, 1997, pp. 94-115