Theories structure a disciplines inquiry
and define what is important. This course investigates anthropological
ways of knowing, understanding, and explaining humankind.
Contemporary research questions, and the theories used to
explain them, are based on more then 150 years of anthropological
research and theory building.
Through a comparative analysis of the similarities and differences
among anthropological theories and theorists we discuss how these
have changed or remained consistent over time adapting to the
social, political and economic trends in science, society and
completion of the course empowers students to articulate
a range of theoretical perspectives that
be used to
own research questions.
Erickson, Paul A., and Liam D. Murphy Murphy
2003 A History of Anthropological Theory. Second Edition.
Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press.
McGee, R. Jon, and Richard L. Warms
2004 Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History. Third Edition.
New York: McGraw Hill.