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Current Debates in Social Anthropology

The course describes current research themes in anthropology and relates them to broader theoretical currents. It highlights important debates in anthropology from the early 1900s to the present, methodological and epistemological debates, and relevant concepts that are considered important for understanding the development of anthropology today. The course gives the students basic skills of how to write and demonstrate their knowledge of important anthropological debates.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Chao, Sophie. 2022. In the Shadow of the Palms: More-than-human becomings in West Papua. Durham: Duke University Press. (e-bok på SUB)

    Fassin, Didier. 2014. “True life, real lives: revisiting the boundaries between ethnography and fiction” in American Ethnologist, 41:1, 40-55. (pdf)

    Govindrajan, Radhika. 2021. "Labors of Love: On the Political Economies and Ethics of Bovine Politics in Himalayan India." Cultural Anthropology, 36 (2), pp: 193-221. (pdf)

    Pandian, Anand. 2019. A Possible Anthropology: Methods for Uneasy Times. Durham: Duke University Press. (e-bok på SUB)

    Siegel, James. 2006. Naming the Witch. Stanford: Stanford University Press.  

    Simpson, Audra. 2007. “On Ethnographic Refusal”. Junctures 9, pp. 67-80. (pdf)

    Song, Hoon. 2009. “White Nihilism in Ethnography and Theory”. Ethnos 71(4): 470–488. (pdf) 

  • Course reports