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240506 VO History of Anthropology since the 1970s (P2) (2016W)

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Exam (only possible date in winter term 2017/18):
7th of December 2017, timeslots between 10am and 1pm or 3pm and 5pm
Registration obligatory in Infocenter.

Tuesday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 31.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course discusses the history of socio-cultural anthropology since the 1970's primarily in the English- and French-speaking dimensions through perspectives on main theoretical paradigms and on primary methodological shifts.

The introductory sections will focus on the impact on postmodern and postcolonial transformations upon the discipline. The course's main portion will move on to discuss how ethnographic fieldwork, historical approaches in anthropology, and comparative procedsures (as our field's three main methodological tools) have undergone substantial developments since the 1970's.

The final section will move back to theory, in order to demonstrate that and how socio-cultural anthropology today in fact is at the forefront of international social sciences and humanities in addressing key issues through improved research procedures.

Assessment and permitted materials

Face to face and verbal exclusively; exam preparation is based on BOTH an understanding of "required reading" materials as well as of topics addressed in-class during this course. Exam sessions 15 mts. each.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Sufficiently exhaustiver answers(about 50%) to 1 questions each, one based on assigned reading AND one on lectures' contents

Examination topics

Reading list

Required reading:

a) Gingrich, Andre: "Comparison in Socio-Cultural Anthropology Today", in: Fardon, Richard et al. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology, 2vols.,2012

b) Gingrich, Andre: Methodology, in: Carrier, James G. /Gewertz, Deborah B. (eds): The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology, London-New York: Bloomsbury 2013, 107-124

c) Kreff, Fernand/Knoll, Eva-Maria/Gingrich Andre: "Lexikon der Globalisierung" , Bielefeld: transcript 2011 (selected entries to be specified in the course; substitute readings will be offered to students with no German reading skills)

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