ANTHR 4467

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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/or 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/or 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 (and/or limits and failures) of anthropologists towards developing a cross-cultural psychology.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ANTHR 7467

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9466ANTHR 4467  SEM 101