|Module title||An Anthropological Perspective. A Particular Case|
|Module lecturer||prof. UAM dr hab. Andrzej Zaporowski|
|Faculty||Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies|
89A Szamarzewskiego Str., Room 11/12 (groundfoor)
Module aim (aims)
The aims of the course are to acquire: (1) knowledge of the frames and consequences of taking an anthropological perspective; (2) skills of critical analysis of the perspective in question; (3) social competence of orientation within a discourse developed by the human sciences.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Good command of English
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Geertz on perspectives
Week 3: Context of the problem of perspective
Week 4: Marcus, Fischer and the crisis of representation
Week 5: Nietzsche on lie
Week 6: Abu-Lughod on culture
Week 7: Abu-Lughod’s stategies
Week 8: Limón and precursory ethnography
Week 9: Modern vs. postmodern
Week 10: Rabinow on the contemporary
Week 11: Faubion’s triad
Week 12: Self-awareness
Week 13: Complexity
Week 14: (Wo)man
Week 15: Conclusion
Abu-Lughod L., “Writing Against Culture”, in: Recapturing Anthropology. Working in the Present, ed. by R.G. Fox, Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1991, pp 137-162.
Geertz C., “Religion as a Cultural System”, in: The Interpretation of Cultures, by C. Geertz, New York: Basic Books, 1973, pp 87-125.
Limón J.E., “Representation, Ethnicity, and the Precursory Ethnography: Notes of a Native Anthropologist”, in: Recapturing Anthropology. Working in the Present, ed. by R.G. Fox, Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1991, pp 115-135.
Marcus G.E., Fischer M.M.J., Anthropology as Cultural Critique. An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences, Chicago – London: The University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Rabinow P., Stavrianakis A., Demands of the Day. On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry, Chicago – London: The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Zaporowski A., “An Anthropological Perspective. A Particular Case”, in: Przegląd Kulturoznawczy, 2021, 2(48), pp 319-338.