SAME AS G11.2645 & G45.1191

Anthropology's Literary Haunt This seminar will explore the relationship between the strategies of literary representation and ethnographic writing. We'll read deeply into the literary obsessions of some early practitioners of "modern" ethnography, seeing the residue of Joseph Conrad in the thought of Bronislaw Malinowski and the fleeting and yet indelible link between Jean de Léry's writings and Claude Lévi-Strauss's Tristes Tropiques before launching forward into the work of Mary Louise Pratt, Phillipe Bourgois, and others to interrogate the political and theoretical ramifications of a discipline so tied to the affective power of narrative.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Timothy Duffy
W: 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM 19UP 305