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Antropologins teorihistoria

Kursen ger en bred introduktion till historien om antropologisk teori från mitten av artonhundratalet till 1980-talet.

Den kontextualiserar centrala antropologiska begrepp och idéer inom bredare filosofiska strömningar som har haft störst betydelse för och inverkan på utvecklingen av disciplinen. Dessa innefattar, men är inte begränsade till, evolutionism, positivism, hermeneutik, marxism, kritisk teori, strukturalism och feminism.

Särskild uppmärksamhet ägnas åt de sociala och politiska sammanhang ur vilka antropologi uppstod. Kursen betonar behovet av reflexivitet avseende de konsekvenser och krav som antropologiska metoder och teori ställer. Den kombinerar viktiga klassiska texter med sekundärlitteratur.

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    Books

    Mark Moberg 2013 Engaging Anthropological Theory: a social and political history. London: Routledge. pp 340

    Barnard, Alan. 2000. History and Theory in Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Delanty, Gerard. 2005. Social Science, 2nd Ed. New York: Open University Press.

    Kuper, Adam. 2001. Culture: The Anthropologist’s Account. Harvard University Press.

    McGee, Jon and Richard Warms. 2012. Anthropological Theory. An Introductory History. 5th edition. Mountain View, California University Press. Selection of chapters.

    Articles and online resources

    Asad, Talal, ed. 1973. Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter. Ithaca Press. Introduction

    Barth, Fredrik. 1965. Political Leadership among Swat Pathans. London: The Athlone Press. Introduction.

    Barth, Fredrik, ed. 1969. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries. Oslo: Scandinavian University Press. Introduction.

    Behar, Ruth. 1995. “Introduction: Out of Exile”, in Ruth Behar and Deborah A. Gordon, eds., Woman Writing Culture. Berkley, Calif.: Univ. of California Press.

    Bloch, Maurice. 1983. Marxism and Anthropology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Selection of chapters.

    Boas, Franz. 1901. The Mind of Primitive Man. American Folklore. Vol 14, pp. 1-11.

    Boas, Franz. 1920. „The Methods of Ethnology“, in: R. John McGee, Richard L. Warms (2012) Anthropological Theory. An Introductory History, New York: Mc Graw Hill, pp. 117- 124.

    Bourdieu, Pierre. 1990. The Logic of Practice. Polity Press. Selection of chapters.

    Crapanzano, Vincent. 1986. “Hermes’ Dilemma,” in Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, eds. George Marcus and James Clifford. Berkeley: University of California Press: 51-76.

    Clifford, James and George Marcus, eds. 1986. Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. University of California Press. Selection of chapters.

    Evans-Pritchard, E. E. 1962. Essays in Social Anthropology. London: Faber and Faber. Chapter 1.

    Geertz, Clifford. 1973. The Interpretation of Cultures. New York: Basic Books. Selection of chapters.

    Godelier, Maurice. 1978. “Infrastructures, Societies, and History”. Current Anthropology, 19 (4): 763-771

    Haraway, Donna. 1991. “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective”, in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge: 183-202.

    Kuper, Adam. 2001. Culture: The Anthropologist’s Account. Harvard University Press.

    Lamphere, Lousie, Rayna Rapp and Gayle Rubin. 2007. “Anthropologists are Talking about Feminst Anthropology”. Ethnos 72 (3): 408-26.

    Lévi-Strauss, Claude. 1963. Structural Anthropology, vol. 1. Basic Books. Selection of chapters.

    Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1974. Magic Science and Religion and Other Essays. Selection of chapters.

    Mauss, Marcel. Excerpts from The Gift. In McGee, Jon and Richard Warms, 2012,
    Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History. Mountain View: California University Press. (This text is included in other editions as well.)

    Marcus, George and James Clifford (eds.). 1986. Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Berkeley: University of California Press. Selection of chapters.

    Mead, Margaret. 1928. “Introduction to Comming of Age in Samoa“, in: R. John McGee, Richard L. Warms (2012) Anthropological Theory. An Introductory History, New York: Mc Graw Hill, pp. 211-219.

    Merton, Robert K. 1972. “Insiders and Outsiders: A Chapter in the Sociology of Knowledge”. American Journal of Sociology 78 (1): 9-47.

    Ortner, Sherry. 1986. “Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties”. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 26 (1): 126-66.

    Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. 1952. Structure and Function in Primitive Society. Routledge and Kegan Paul. Selection of chapters.

    Rabinow, Paul. 1986. “Representations Are Social Facts” in Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, eds. George Marcus and James Clifford. Berkeley: University of California Press: 234-261.

    Ricoeur, Paul. 1971. "The Model of the Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text," in Social Research 38, pp. 529-55.

    Rosaldo, Michelle Zimbalist and Louise Lamphere, eds. 1974. Woman, Culture, and Society. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press. Selection of chapters.

    Shankman, Paul. 1984. “The Thick and the Thin: On the Interpretive Theoretical Program of Clifford Geertz”. Current Anthropology, 25 (3): 261-79.

    Strathern, Marilyn. 1987. “An Awkward Relationship: The Case of Feminism and
    Anthropology”. Signs 12 (2): 266-92.

    Werbner, Richard. 1984. “The Manchester School in South-Central Africa”. Annual Review of Anthropology 13: 157-85.

    Recommended reading list

    Lutz, Catherine. 1995. “The Gender of Theory.” in Ruth Behar and Deborah A. Gordon, eds., Woman Writing Culture. Berkley, Calif.: Univ. of California Press
     
    Allen, J. S., & Jobson, R. C. (2016). The Decolonizing Generation: (Race and) Theory in Anthropology since the Eighties. Current Anthropology, 2, 129.
     
    Mogstad, H & Tse, L-H. (2018). Decolonizing anthropology: Reflections from Cambridge. The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, 36 (2), 53–72. 
     
    Zoe Todd. (2018). Decolonial Turn 2.0. Anthrodendum.