By the end of the course, successful students are able to interpret anthropological arguments and concepts as the outcomes of comparative ethnographic research. They will be able to make conscious methodological choices in approaching ethnographic materials and to apply the comparative approach in formulating and discussing of their own research problems.
The course explores the genealogy of specific anthropological ideas and traces these back to the ethnographic contexts and works in which they have been developed and modified.
- anthropological monographs chosen by the instructor
- primary source materials (provided in Moodle)
Lecture course that includes written assignments and group discussions.