This course explores key themes, theories, and thinkers that have shaped anthropological thought, past and present. In any given year we will focus on the work of a particular important thinker or a school of thought. As we examine trends and approaches that have been influential to the field, we consider the debates these have generated, the ethnographic innovations they have inspired, and their relevance for core debates in anthropology. Topics and readings will be chosen annually by the instructor.
Priority will be given to students enrolled in the specialist program in Anthropology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.