- Schedule of Classes - October 20, 2020 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - October 20, 2020 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
This course examines theories of subjectivity and self-formation from a comparative, ethnographic perspective. We begin by examining classic and contemporary phenomenological, psychodynamic, semiotic, structuralist, and post-structuralist theories of self and subject formation. Moving into the ethnographic literature, we assess the utility of these models for understanding the selves of others, particularly in critical juxtaposition to multiple and alternate theories of the self and person as understood in different cultures. By examining debates in the anthropology of emotion, cognition, healing, and mental health we bring into sharper focus the particular theoretical and empirical contributions, as well as the failures, of anthropologists towards developing a cross-cultural psychology.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ETM-AS, SCD-AS)
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: ANTHR 7467
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- TMorrill Hall 107
- Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.
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