Anthropological Theory - 1st semester
To provide students with an overview of the main theoretical debates in anthropology.
João de Freitas Leal, Nélia Susana Dias (ISCTE-IUL)
Weekly - 2
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Appiah K. A., 2018. The Lies that Bind ; Rethinking Identity: Creed, Country, Class, Culture, Liveright.
Castro, E. V. de, 2014 (2009), Cannibal Metaphysics, Minneapolis: Univocal (Cap.2).
Descola, Philippe, 2013. Beyond Nature and Culture, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Hacking, I., ?The Looping Effect of Human Kinds? (1996), Causal Cognition. A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by D. Sperber, D. Premack and. A. J. Premack. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 351-383.
Ingold, T., 2018 ?One World Anthropology?, HAU 8 (1/2): 158?171.
M1- Each session is based on the previous reading of a text
M2- In each session one or two students presents a critical review of the recommended text
M3- The class discussion of the text is followed by a critical systematisation by the teacher
M4- The final essay consists of a state of the art on three to four topics of the program.
Evaluation consists in the following modalities:
A) Continuous evaluation:
a)Students present a critical review of the recommended text - 20% of evaluation.
b) Class discussion of the text - 10% of evaluation.
c) Final essay consists of a state of the art on three to four topics of the program - 70% of evaluation.
B) Final written Exam. There is no oral exam.
Final exam. There is no oral exam.
S1 - ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY: AN ASSESSMENT
S2 - COSMOLOGIES, SUBJECTS, RELATIONSHIPS:
Alterities and ontologies; Agencies: humans and non-humans. The social revisited.
S3 - CATEGORIES, KNOWLEDGE, POWERS
Categories, classification and their implications
From the concept of race to the concept of culture
Circulation of knowledge: calculation centers/ collecting centers
Biodiversity and its values
:S4 - EPISTEMOLOGIES
The value of comparison in anthropology
The use of concepts in anthropology
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