May 18: Introduction
May 19: Horace Miner, “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” at http://www.msu.edu/~jdowell/miner.html
Lee Baker, “From Savage to Negro,” pp.11-25.
May 20: Lee Baker, “From Savage to Negro,” pp.54-80, 99-126.
Week Two: Culture and Modern Anthropology
May 23: Franz Boas, “The Limitations of the Comparative Method” and “The Methods of Ethnology” pp.260-289 (available online)
May 24: Rony, “King Kong and the Monster in Ethnographic Cinema” pp. 242-252 (available online)
May 25: Mead and Bateson, On the use of the camera in Anthropology, in Anthropology of Media, pp. 41-46.
Berger, “The ambiguity of the photograph,” in Anthropology of Media, pp. 47-55
Jay Ruby, “Seeing through Pictures: the anthropology of photography” http://astro.temple.edu/~ruby/ruby/seethru.html
May 26: Lutz and Colliers, “Reading National Geographic,” pp. 89-117
May 27: Clifford Geertz, “Interpretation of Culture,” pp. 3-32
Week Three: Gender and Sexuality
May 30: NO CLASS (Memorial Day)
Butler, “Undoing Gender,” pp. 1-13 (available online)
Ortner, “Is Male to Female as Nature Is to Culture?” from Women Culture & Society pp. 67-88 (available online)
May 31: Bell Hooks, “Feminist Theory: from margin to center,” pp. 18-33 (available online)
June 1: Irma McClaurin-Allen, “Incongruities: Dissonance and Contradictions in the Life of a Black Middle-Class Woman,” in Uncertain Terms: Negotiating Gender in American Culture pp. 315-334 (available online)
June 2: Frank, “G-strings and Sympathy,” pp. 85-120
June 3: Gutmann, “Meanings of Macho,” pp. 173-195 (available online)
Week Four: Globalization and Restructuring Culture
June 6: Arjun Appadurai, “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy,” from Modernity at Large pp. 27-47 (e-reserves) http://www.intcul.tohoku.ac.jp/~holden/MediatedSociety/Readings/2003_04/Appadurai.html
June 7: Faye Harrison, “Everyday Neoliberalism in Cuba,” from Outsider Within pp. 201-219 (available online)
June 8: Manalansan, “Global Divas,” pp. 62-88 (available online)
June 9: Sreberny-Mohammadi, “The Global and the Local in International Communications” in The Anthropology of Media.
June 10: Students to present ethnographic projects to class.
Week Five: Redefining Home
June 13: Delamont and Stephens, Up on the Roof (available online)
June 14: Ong, “The Ambivalence of Salvation,” in Buddha is Hiding, pp. 195-226 (available online)
June 15: John Jackson, “Birthdays, Basketball, and Breaking Bread” from Harlemworld, pp. 88-124 (available online)
June 16: Setha Low, “Re-creating the past,” from Behind the Gates, pp. 72-91 (available online)
June 17: Students to present critiques and discussions of peers’ ethnographic work.
Week Six: “New” Frontiers
June 20: Bourgois, Disciplining Addictions (available online)
June 21: Sullivan, Retail Gentrification (available online)
June 22: Hines, In Pursuit of Experience (available online)
June 23: Shoham, Flow Experiences and Image Making (available online)
June 24: Jackson, An Ethnographic Filmflam (available online)
Week Seven: This is It
June 27: Last day of class. Students to present final presentations. Details will be discussed in Class.
First draft of ethonographies due.
June 29: Students to Turn in Final Drafts of Ethnographies