SOC587 Anthropological Theories

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Irena Kašparová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Šlesingerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Sekeráková Búriková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Adéla Souralová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 12:00–13:40 U34
Ability to read in English.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Aim of the course is to introduce current anthropological theories used in both theoretical and applied research of the discipline at the moment. The selection is dependent upon current research of the teachers, who are introducing to the students up-to date literature in their particular field of intereset and/or research.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will gain an overall awareness of basic texts in selected theoretical and applied current anthropological texts. S/he will be able to apply theoretical approach and topics into the applied level of science, such as kinship, education, body, migration or material life of things. S/he will be able to write an anthropological essay upon the assigned topic.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Anthropos today_ theories of posthumanismu
  • Biosociality a society_ BioTheory, technology
  • 3. Feminist theories and anthropology
  • 4. Challenges of ethngoraphy
  • 5. Theories of Ethnicity
  • 6. Education and unschooling: current theories of anthropology of childhood and education
  • 7. Reading week
  • 8. Transnational migration
  • 9. Anthropologisation of Pierre Bourdieu's sociology through fenomenological theory of living worlds
  • 10. Theories of temporality in Anthropology of social life
  • 11. Material turn in anthropology
  • 12. Anthropology and capitalism
    required literature
  • RABINOW, Paul. Anthropos today : reflections on modern equipment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003. viii, 159. ISBN 0691115664. info
  • RAPPORT, Nigel and Joanna OVERING. Social and cultural anthropology : the key concepts. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2000. xii, 464. ISBN 0415181569. info
    recommended literature
  • ORTNER, Sherry B. Anthropology and social theory : culture, power, and the acting subject. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006. 188 s. ISBN 0822338645. info
  • DANT, Tim. Critical social theory : culture, society and critique. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2003. 176 s. ISBN 0761954791. info
Teaching methods
- lectures
- debates
- writing resumes and essays
Assessment methods
- essay
- participation at discussions
- resume of readings
- oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět nebude vyučován pokud si ho zapíše méně než 5 studujících.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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