SANb1005 Contemporary Social and Cultural Theory

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Eva Šlesingerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Karel Němeček (seminar tutor)
Ing. Soňa Enenkelová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Eva Šlesingerová, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Eva Šlesingerová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
! SAN103 Currant social/cultural theory
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 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
To introduce key theories of social anthropology, as well as their leading protagonists in science. To show the students the way theory is connected to ethnography - both in the past and in the presence.
Learning outcomes
The ability to detect the preferential theory of the author, once reading his ethnography. The ability to propose the most suitable theory to deal with a particular topic in anthropology.
  • Antropology as the study of the other: Mausse, Malinowski and Durkheim I, the Other and another objects of anthropological interest Mary Douglas meets Claude Levi-Strauss Geertz and Turner notice the unseen Edward Said and open gates of the Orient Antropologists among the Other Capitalism and people withouth history: anthropology and the idea of development Social structure and practical behaviour Pierre Bourdieu, and the symbolic Modern strategies of knowledge and power: neoliberal governmentality
    required literature
  • Kuper, Adam. 1996. Anthropologists and Anthropology: The Modern British School. London: Routledge Perry, Richard, J. 2003. Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hal
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars
Assessment methods
please see the current sylabus for the particular cohort
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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