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.


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

Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences