Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45 A.M.
Room: Haines 39 (in basement-A level)
Final Exam date: March 18 (Tuesday): 3-6P.M.
Prof. Mariko Tamanoi
Office: Haines 325
Office hours: Tuesdays 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
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(Section leaders will hold office hours in Haines 360 unless otherwise noted.)
What is culture? What difference does it make that humans live in societies? How are we to locate distinct cultures in the contemporary world where people and goods constantly (but not freely) move? How such cultures are daily being reproduced, commented upon and criticized, transformed, or newly produced? This course will introduce the field of socio-cultural anthropology through the exploration of some of its central topics, methods and theories. We refuse to see “culture” as a bounded “thing” in a particular place or as a fixed and timeless characteristic of a certain group of people. Instead, we focus on the politics of culture, in which culture is not only transmitted and reproduced but also challenged, evoked, and produced from both within and outside.
Academic Honesty: Please consult UCLA’s academic honesty codes and regulations at http://www.deanofstudents.ucla.edu/conduct.htm. Ask us if you have any doubt about the permissibility of your actions. Additionally, contact us as personal crises arise rather than allowing them to lead to academic dishonesty. We expect honest participation in this course, and we expect everyone to take responsibility for his or her actions.
Accommodation: If necessary, please contact the Office of Students with Disabilities