This course examines a genealogy of social theory as it has engaged with ethnography in the study of culture and society in the discipline of anthropology. We consider how various philosophers and thinkers have reflected on what it means to be human, and read qualitative ethnographies that investigate how humans are shaped by and adapt to diverse environments and encounters. We will learn how to put social theory and ethnography into productive conversation, and critically reflect on how we act in and are acted upon by the world around us.

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Spring 23


Social Studies


Ivan Small(V)



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