S1: Introduction to the Course and Main Concepts
PART 1: Culturalist Approach to Culture and Its Critics
S2 a) The Concept of Culture in Anthropology
- Muller, Adam, ed.Concepts of culture: Art, politics, and society. University of Calgary Press, 2005. Introduction
- Ingold, Tim. "Introduction to culture."Companion encyclopedia of anthropology: Humanity, culture, and social life(1994): 329-349.
S3 b) Geertz and Interpretative Anthropology
- Geertz, Clifford. "Thick description: Toward an interpretive theory of culture."Turning points in qualitative research: Tying knots in a handkerchief3 (1973): 143-168.Har vard
S4 c) Criticism of the Cultural Approach
- Brown, Penelope: Anthropology beyond culture. Berg, 2002. Introduction
PART 2: Evolutionary and Neuro-Anthropological Approaches
S5 a) The Encultured Brain
- Downey, G., & Lende, D. H. (2012). Neuroanthropology and the encultured brain.The encultured brain: an introduction to neuroanthropology, 23-65. Chapter 2
- Dressler, William W., Mauro C. Balieiro, and José Ernesto dos Santos. "14 Cultural Consonance, Consciousness, and Depression: Genetic Moderating Effects on the Psychological Mediators of Culture."The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology(2012): 363.
S6 b) Theory of Cultural Evolution and its Critics
- Smith, Eric Alden. "Agency and adaptation: new directions in evolutionary anthropology."Annual Review of Anthropology42 (2013): 103-120.
- Ingold, Tim. "Beyond biology and culture. The meaning of evolution in a relational world."Social anthropology12, no. 2 (2004): 209-221.Harvard
S7 c) Culture Evolution and Religion
- Boyer, Pascal. "Cognitive predispositions and cultural transmission."P. Boyer, & J. Wertsch, Memory in Mind and Culture(2009): 288-319. Chapter 13
- Boyer, Pascal, and Brian Bergstrom. "Evolutionary perspectives on religion."Annual review of anthropology37 (2008): 111-130.
PART 3: Issues in Cultural Contacts
S8 a) Cultural Relativism and Its Critics
- Geertz, Distinguished Lecture. "Anti Anti-Relativism, Anthro263 (1984): 264
- Spiro, Melford E. "Cultural relativism and the future of anthropology."Cultural Anthropology1, no. 3 (1986): 259-286.
- Zechenter, Elizabeth M. "In the name of culture: Cultural relativism and the abuse of the individual."Journal of Anthropological Research53, no. 3 (1997): 319-347.
S9 b) Cultural Appropriation?
- Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Exploitation, Cultural Genocide: Problems of Neoliberal Diversity Management.By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 19 December 2017.
- Rodriquez, Jason. "Color-blind ideology and the cultural appropriation of hip-hop."Journal of Contemporary Ethnography35, no. 6 (2006): 645-668
PART 4: Applied Anthropology: The case of Anthro-Criminology
S10 a) Anthropologists, Culture and Crime
- Rhodes, Lorna A. "Toward an anthropology of prisons."Annual Review of Anthropology30, no. 1 (2001): 65-83.
- Schneider, Jane, and Peter Schneider. "The anthropology of crime and criminalization."Annual review of anthropology37 (2008): 351-373.
S11 b) Fieldwork and Crime
- Starr, June. "The Anthropologist Accused." InCrime’s Power, pp. 77-97. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2003.
- Marranci, Gabriele.Faith, ideology and fear: Muslims identities within and beyond prisons. A&C Black, 2011. Chapter 4
S12 Conclusions and Revisions
S13: In-class quiz