ANTH 434: The History of Anthropological Thought (Rev. C4) Report a Broken Link

Anthropology 434: The History of Anthropological Thought is a three-credit, senior-level course that examines the range of responses to the fact of human diversity through the ages, with emphasis on modern and postmodern anthropology.

Unit 1: Anthropological Thought to the Nineteenth Century

Unit 2: Nineteenth-Century Evolutionary Thought

Unit 3: Race

Unit 4: The Formation of General Theories

Reading begins on page 128 of the PDF.

Unit 5: Boas and His Students

Unit 6: Functionalism/Structural Functionalism

Unit 7: Structuralism

Unit 8: Change and Conflict

Unit 9: Materialist Explanations of Culture Change

Unit 10: The Individual and Society

Reading begins on page 99 of the PDF.

Reading begins on page 103 of the PDF.

Unit 11: Postmodernism, Feminist Theory

Clifford, James. “Introduction: Partial Truths.” In Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, edited by James Clifford and George E. Marcus, 1–26. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.