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Spring 2012-2013
ANT 425 (SA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Post-War French Social Theory

Abdellah Hammoudi

Using the works of thinkers such as Sartre, Merleau, Ponty, Aron, Ricoeur, Levi-Strauss, Foucault and Bourdieu, the course will present students with some of the conflicting images of Western society as viewed by these thinkers. This course will introduce students to these authors with emphasis on their departure from traditional schools of thought and the consequences of their ideas on the production of knowledge about societies. Topics will include: relation of social thought to literary criticism and theories of social description.

Sample reading list:
Levi-Strauss, Claude, Structural Anthropology
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, Phenomenology of Perception
Ricoeur, Paul, Freud, An Interpretation
Foucault, Michel, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Sontag, Susan (ed.), A Barthes Reader
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
See instructor.

Requirements/Grading:
Other Exam - 40%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41238 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Friend Center   205   Enrolled:9 Limit:15