Spring 2020 Topics in Contemporary Anthropology
Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-332
Formerly listed as: ANTH-32
Faculty Christopher T. Dole (Section 01) Description
This seminar will examine contemporary issues in anthropology. Topics will vary from year to year but might, for instance, include anthropological and ethnographic engagements with postcolonialism, the politics of development, neoliberalism and “anti-globalization” activism, militarism, poverty and the politics of survival, institutions of confinement and care, as well as the writing of grants as a prerequisite for the writing of culture in ethnographies.
Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Dole.
If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors and majors Course times and locations ANTH 332 - L/D Section 01 Tu 02:30 PM - 05:15 PM SCCE A019 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780226568195 Alive in the Writing: Crafting Ethnography in the Company of Chekhov University of Chicago Press Narayan, Kirin Amherst Books From $15.14-$26.76
978-0472052942 The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity and UFOs in the American Uncanny University of Michigan Press Lepselter, Susan Amherst Books TBD
978-0520282752 The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail University of California Press De Leon, Jason Amherst Books TBD
9780691178325 The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins Princeton University Press Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt Amherst Books From $10.00-$33.48
9780822352044 The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity Duke University Press Books Navaro, Yael Amherst Books From $23.99-$41.50
9780822356554 Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States Duke University Press Books Simpson, Audra Amherst Books From $12.91-$29.59
These books are available locally at
Amherst Books. Offerings 2022-23:
Spring 2023 Other years: