The following books have been placed on reserve:
- Vijayendra Rao and Michael Walton, eds. Culture and Public Action. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004. Accompanying website: www.cultureandpublicaction.org.
- Joana Breidenbach and Pal Nyiri, Seeing Culture Everywhere: From Genocide to Consumer Habits. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2009.
- Unni Wikan, Generous Betrayal: Politics of Culture in the New Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
- Tony Bennett and David Carter, eds. Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics and Programs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
- John and Jean Comaroff, Ethnicity, Inc. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2009.
- Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Dalloz, Culture Troubles: Politics and the Interpretation of Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
- Jean-François Bayart, The Illusion of Cultural Identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
- Dvora Yanow, Constructing ‘Race’ and ‘Ethnicity’ in America. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2002.
- Werner Schiffauer et al. eds. Civil Enculturation: Nation-State, Schools and Ethnic Difference in Four European Countries. Oxford: Berghahn, 2002.
- Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
- Bruce H. Ziff and Pratima V. Rao, eds. Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997.
- Timothy de Waal Malefyt and Brian Moeran, eds. Advertising Cultures. Oxford: Berg, 2003.
- Haun Saussy, ed. Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
- Brian Moeran, The Business of Ethnography. Oxford: Berg, 2005.
- Alison Dundes Renteln, The Cultural Defense. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
- David Turton, ed. War and Ethnicity : Global Connections and Local Violence. Boydell, 2003.
PART ONE: Critical perspectives on culture
Week 1: Does culture matter?
- Introduction to Seeing Culture Everywhere: From Genocide to Consumer Habits. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2009.
- Ulf Hannerz, When Culture is Everywhere. Reflections on a favorite concept, in Transnational Connections. London: Routledge, 1996, 30-43.
- Robert Borofsky, Fredrik Barth, Richard A. Shweder, Lars Rodseth, and Nomi Maya Stolzenberg, WHEN: A Conversation About Culture, American Anthropologist, 103(2), 2001, 432-446.
- Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Adieu, Culture: A New Duty Arises. In Michel-Rolph Trouillot, ed. Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World, Palgrave MacMillan, 2003, 97-116.
Week 2: Multiculturalism in crisis?
- Joel Kahn, The 'Culture' in Multiculturalism: A View from Anthropology, Meanjin, 50(1), Autumn 1991,48-52.
- Christian Joppke, The Retreat of Multiculturalism in the Liberal State: Theory and Policy, British Journal of Sociology 55(2), 237-257.
- Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Diversity versus difference: Neo-liberalism in the minority debate, in Richard Rottenburg, Burkhard Schnepel, Shingo Shimada, eds. The Making and Unmaking of Difference, Bielefeld: Transaction 2006, pp. 13–36.
Also read one of the following case studies:
- Greg Noble, The Discomfort of Strangers: Racism, Incivility and Ontological Security in a Relaxed and Comfortable Nation, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 26 (1-2), 2005, 107-20.
- Amanda Wise, Hope and Belonging in a Multicultural Suburb, Journal of Intercultural Studies 26(1-2), 2005, 171-186
- Mikkel Rytter, ‘The Family of Denmark’ and ‘the Aliens’” Kinship Images in Danish Integration Politics, Ethnos, 75(3), 2010, 301-322.
- Peter Hervik, Ending tolerance as a solution to incompatibility: The Danish ‘crisis of multiculturalism’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(2), 2012, 211–225.
- Alana Lentin, Post-race, post politics: the paradoxical rise of culture after multiculturalism, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2012, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2012.664278
- Will Kymlicka, The Theory and Practice of Immigrant Multiculturalism, in Politics in the Vernacular. Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995, 152-175.
- Carole Nagengast, Inoculations of Evil in the US-Mexican Border Region, in Alexander Laban Hinton, Annihilating Difference. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2002, 325-347.
- Amartya Sen, Chili and Liberty, The New Republic, 27 February 2006. www.pierretristam.com/Bobst/library/wf-58.htm
- Amanda Wise and Selvaraj Velayutham, Conviviality in Everyday Multiculturalism: Some Brief Comparisons Between Singapore and Sydney, European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 17, no. 4, 2014, pp. 406-430.
- Jason Hickel, '"Xenophobia" in South Africa: Order, Chaos, and the Moral Economy of Witchcraft.' Cultural Anthropology 29(1), 2014, 103–127.
Week 3: Indigenous cultures: a global perspective
- Charles Hale, Does Multiculturalism Menace? Governance, Cultural Rights and the Politics of Identity in Guatemala, Journal of Latin American Studies, 34, 2002, 485-524.
- James Clifford, Indigenous Articulations, in Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013, 50-67.
- Mahmood Mamdani, Beyond Settler and Native as Political Identities: Overcoming the Political Legacy of Colonialism, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 43 (4), 2001, 651-664.
- Adam Kuper, The Return of the Native, Current Anthropology, 44( 2), 2003, 389-4.
- Glen Coulthard, Subjects of Empire: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Politics of Recognition’ in Canada. Contemporary Political Theory, 6, 2007, 437. doi:10.1057/palgrave.cpt.9300307
- Alberto Gomes, Anthropology and the Politics of Indigeneity, Anthropological Forum, 23 (1), 2013, 5-15.
- Jim Igoe, Becoming Indigenous Peoples: Difference, Inequality, and the Globalisation of East African Identity Politics, African Affairs, 105/420, 2006, 399-420.
Week 4: Culture at school, the culture of schools
- Megan Watkins and Greg Noble, The Ethnicization of Educational Achievement in Disposed to Learn, London: Bloomsbury, 2013, 15-34.
- Paul Willis, Elements of a Culture, in Learning to Labour, Saxon House, 1977, 11-51.
- Christina Ho, Respecting the Presence of Others: School Micropublics and Everyday Multiculturalism, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 32 (6), 2011, 605-21.
- Christina Ho, Eve Vincent and Rose Butler. Everyday and Cosmo-Multiculturalisms: Doing Diversity in Gentrifying School Communities, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 36( 5), 2015, 658-67.
- Jessica Walton et al, Talking culture? Egalitarianism, color-blindness and racism in Australian elementary schools. Teaching and Teacher Education, 39, 2014, 112-122.
- Maia Cucchiara, '"Are We Doing Damage?" Choosing an Urban Public School in an Era of Parental Anxiety', Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 44 (1), 2013, 75-93.
- Jane Kenway Challenging inequality in Australian schools: Gonski and beyond, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 34, 2013, 286-308.
- Thea Hewitt, Rethinking Encounter: intercultural interactions between parents in Australia's culturally diverse primary schools, Australian Geographer 47, 2016, 355-370.
Week 5: Culture commodifed
- John and Jean Comaroff, Prologue and Commodifying Descent, American Style, in Ethnicity Inc. Chicago University Press, Chicago, 2009.
- Paul Stoller, Afrocentric Marketing, in Money Has No Smell, Chicago University Press, Chicago, 2002.
- Marion Markwick, Marketing Myths and the Cultural Commodification of Ireland: Where the Grass Is Always Greener, Geography, 86(1), 2001, 37-49.
- Bruner, E. The Maasai and the Lion King: Authenticity, Nationalism, and Globalization in African Tourism. American Ethnologist, 28(4), 2001, 881-908.
- Ben Dibley, Antipodean Aesthetics, Public Policy and the Museum: Te Papa, for example, in Timothy Neale, Crystal McKinnon and Eve Vincent (eds). History, Power, Text: Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies. Sydney: UTS E-Press, 2014, 271-290,
- Patrick Wilson, Ethnographic Museums and Cultural Commodification Indigenous Organizations, NGOs, and Culture as a Resource in Amazonian Ecuador, Latin American Perspectives, 30(1) 2003, 162-180.
Week 6: The culturalisation of global conflict
- Samuel P. Huntington, The clash of civilizations? Foreign Affairs, 72(3), 1993, 22-28.
- Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: A Political Perspective on Culture and Terrorism, American Anthropologist 104(3), 2002, 766-775.
- Robert M. Hayden, Imagined Communities and Real Victims: Self-Determination and Ethnic Cleansing in Yugoslavia. American Ethnologist 23(4), 1996, 783-84.
- Simon Harrison, Cultural Difference as Denied Resemblance: Reconsidering Nationalism and Ethnicity, Comparative Studies in Society & History, 45(2), 2003, 343-61.
- Tone Bringa, Averted Gaze: Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1992-1995, in Alexander Laban Hinton, Annihilating Difference. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2002, 194-228.
- Arjun Appadurai, Dead Certainty: Ethnic Violence in the Era of Globalization, Public Culture , 10(2), 1998, 225-247.
- Francis Fukuyama, Has History Restarted Since September 11? 19th Annual John Bonython Lecture, Centre of Independent Studies, Melbourne, 8 August 2002. evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com/fukujama02.htm
- Norvell B. De Atkine, The Arab Mind Revisited (preface to Raphael Patai, The Arab Mind). www.meforum.org/636/the-arab-mind-revisited
Week 7: Culture, gender, sexuality
- Lila Abu-Lughod, Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others, American Anthropologist 104(3), 2002, 783-790.
- Uma Narayan, Essence of Culture and a Sense of History: A Feminist Critique of Cultural Essentialism, Hypatia, 13(2), 86-106.
- Aeyal Gross, Post/Colonial Queer Globalisation and International Human Rights: Images of LGBT Rights, Jindal Global Law Review, Volume 4, Issue 2, November 2013.
- Sahar Saba, For Amnesty International Occupation is Women Liberation, Viewpoint, Issue 34, January 2013, http://www.viewpointonline.net/for-amnesty-international-occupation-is-women-liberation.html
- Richard A. Shweder, What about 'Female Genital Mutilation'? And Why Understanding Culture Matters in the First Place, Daedalus, 129(4), 2000, 209-232.
- Ratna Kapur, Un-veiling Women’s Rights in the ‘War on Terrorism’, Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, 9:211, 2002, 211-225.
- Gargi Bhattacharyya, 'The Misuse of Feminism in Foreign Policy', in Dangerous Brown Men: Exploiting Sex, Violence and Feminism in the War on Terror, London and New York: Zed Books, 2008, 18-45.
- Maira Sunaina, 'Good'; and ‘Bad’ Muslim Citizens: Feminists, Terrorists, and U. S. Orientalisms, Feminist Studies, 35(3), 2009, 631-656.
- Sherene H. Razack, Imperilled Muslim Women, Dangerous Muslim Men and Civilized Europeans: Legal and Social Responses to Forced Marriages, Feminist Legal Studies, 12, 2004, 129-174.
- Inderpal Grewal, 'Security Moms’ in the Early Twentieth-Century United States: The Gender of Security in Neoliberalism, Women's Studies Quarterly, 34 (1/2), 2006, 25-39.
- Jin Haritaworn, with Tamsila Tauqir and Esra Erdem, Gay Imperialism: Gender and Sexuality Discourse in the ‘War on Terror', in Adi Kuntsman and Esperanza Miyake (eds.) Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality, York: Raw Nerve Books, 2008.
- Amr Shalakany, On a Certain Queer Discomfort with Orientalism, American Society of International Law, Vol. 101, 2007, 125-129.
- Sujatha Fernandes, Stories and Statecraft: Afghan Women's Narratives and the Construction of Western Freedoms (Forthcoming). Signs.
Mid-semester break: Monday April 17-Friday April 28
PART 2: Culture in context: practical concerns
Week 8: Culture in Aid and Development.
Guest instructor: Joe Rickson. Readings TBA
Week 9: Spotlight 1: The work of Paul Farmer.
Week 10: Research week.
Week 11: Spotlight 2. To be decided together in Week 7 at the latest.
Week 12: Spotlight 3. To be decided together in Week 7 at the latest.
Week 13: Discussion and evaluation