ANTD24H3 The History of Anthropological Thought

An overview of the history of socio-cultural anthropology. This course focuses on certain key theoretical debates which run through it and largely determine the "state of the art" today. Evolutionary, diffusionist, psychological, cross-cultural, functionalist, structuralist, hermeneutical and other classical approaches are among those that will be considered through the works of major figures like Tylor, Durkheim, Boas, Kroeber, Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, Levi-Strauss, and others, up to the present. An attempt will be made to understand these individuals in terms of the social and intellectual climates in which they wrote.

Prerequisite: 

ANTB19H3 and ANTB20H3 and at least 1.0 credit at the C-level in socio-cultural anthropology

Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences