GRADUATE PROGRAM IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

SAN510 CULTURE: CONCEPT, THEORIES, APPROACHES

Course Code: 8400510
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-3)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

The course offers a brief intellectual history of the Culture concept in Anthropology with special focus on methodologies adopted by Boas, Tylor, Malinowski, Mauss, Barthes, Jameson, Benedict, Geertz, Strathern, Weiner etc. In addition to showing how to write about Culture, the ``work`` it does as well as the theoretical and comparative perspectives it offers, the course will focus on how the concept has enhanced understandings of the Gift, Space and Place; Emotion and Language. The course will investigate the limits of cultural analysis and interrogate the utility of the concept for anthropological understanding.

Learning Outcomes

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