this class meets on Mondays, from 5:10 to 6:50 in 70 Dodge [NOTE THE CHANGE FROM EARLIER]
[where to look for these sources]
I - Introduction: The problem of culture as communication
2/3 -- Classical discussions in anthropology and sociology
and culture," Chapter 1 of The elementary structures of kinship.
Tr. by J. Bell and J. von Sturmer. Boston: Beacon Press. 1969 .
Duranti, Alessandro Linguistic Anthropology. New York: Cambridge University
Press. 1997. (Chapter 2)
- Boon, James "Further operations of 'culture' in anthropology: A synthesis
of and for debate." Social Science Quarterly: 221-252. 1972
Singer, Milton "The concept of culture."
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences3: 527-543.1968
- Smelser, Neil "Culture: coherent or incoherent." in Münch, Richard,
and Neil Smelser, eds. Theory of culture, 3-28. Berkeley, CA: University
of California Press. 1992
II -- Historical Roots: Intuitions and Developments
3/3 -- The act, others, and the identified self
Mind, self and society.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1934. (Chapters
Bateson, Gregory "Why do Frenchmen" in Steps to an ecology of mind. New York: Balantine Books, 1972 
- Mead, G.H.
"The social self."
The journal of philosophy, psychology and scientific methods 10: 374-380, 1913
Marcel "A category of the human mind: The notion of person; the notion
of self." in The category of the person. Edited by M.
Carrithers, S. Collins and S. Lukes, 1-25. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1985 
3/10-- Speaking: possibilities elaborated in the use of language
Jakobson, Roman "Concluding statement:
Linguistics and poetics." in Style in language. Edited by T. Sebeok, 350-377. New York: Wiley.
(particularly the first 10 pages)
Duranti, Alessandro Linguistic Anthropology. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1997. (Chapter 7)
- Barthes, Roland, Mythologies. London: Jonathan Cape. (1957) 1972
- Hymes, Dell, Foundations in sociolinguistics. Chapter 2. Philadelphia: University of
Pennsylvania Press. 1974.
- Labov, William Sociolinguistic patterns. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1972
3/17 [SPRING BREAK]
3/24 -- Speaking together as a matter of collective patterning
Duranti, Alessandro Linguistic Anthropology. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1997.
- Goodwin, Charles "The interactive construction of a sentence in a natural
conversation," in Everyday Language, 97-121. Edited by G. Psathas. New York:
Irvington Publishers, 1979
- Sacks, Harvey "An Analysis of the Course of a Joke's Telling in Conversation."
in Explorations in the ethnography of speaking, ed. by R. Bauman
and J. Sherzer, 337-353. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1974.
- Scheflen, Albert "On communicational processes." in Nonverbal
behavior. Edited by A. Wolfgang, 1-16. New York: Academic Press. 1979
III - Contemporary problematics - 1: Artifacts and their consequences
3/31 -- Making cultural facts
Latour, Bruno Reassembling the social. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. (Particularly chapters 2, 4, 5, 7)
student project presented by
- Sacks, Harvey "On doing 'being ordinary'," in Structures of social action.
Edited by J.M. Atkinson and J. Heritage, 413-429. New York: Cambridge University
- Garfinkel, Harold
4/7 -- Internal complexities: what difference gender?
Lamphere, Louise et al. Situated Lives. New York: Routledge. 1997
(read minimally the introduction and chapters by Rapp, Ginsburg, Comaroff, as well as
one chapter at least in each of the sections of the book)
student project presented by Ugochukwu Onyewuchi
- recommended: Rosaldo, Michelle, and Louise Lamphere, eds. Woman, culture, and society.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 1973.
4/14 -- (Dis-) Ability
student project presented by Nadine Qashu Lim
- Wuthnow, Robert "Infrastructure and superstructure:
Revisions in Marxist sociology of culture." in Münch &
- Williams, Raymond Marxism and literature. Oxford:
Oxford University Press. 1977. (Parts I [particularly Chap. 1,2,4]
& II; [particularly Chap. 1,2,4,6,7,8])
IV - Contemporary problematics - 2: The ongoing evolution of artifacts
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