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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1009: Theories and Approaches in Anthropology

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Kuper, A. 1996. Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School (3rd edition). London and New York: Routledge.

Ortner, S.B., 1984, Theory in Anthropology Since the Sixties, Comparative Studies in Society and History 26: 126-166.

Barnard, A., 2000. History and theory in anthropology. Cambridge University Press.

Layton, R., 1997. An introduction to theory in anthropology. Cambridge University Press.

Geertz, C., 1973. The interpretation of cultures: Selected essays (Vol. 5019). Basic books.

Kuper, A., 2009. Culture: The anthropologists' account. Harvard University Press.

Bourdieu, P.,1993. Structures, Habitus, Power: Basis for a Theory of Symbolic Power, in Dirks, N.B., Eley, G. and Ortner, S.B., 1994. Culture/power/history: A reader in contemporary social theory. Princeton University Press.