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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Contemporary Social Antropology - JSB055
Title: Současná sociální antropologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Sociology (23-KS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
Points: 4
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (20)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D.
Mgr. Ema Hrešanová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. Mgr. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D.
Mgr. Ema Hrešanová, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : JSB032
Annotation -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D. (26.10.2019)
The course explores anthropological approaches to society, culture, history, and current events. Lectures, readings and films explore social and cultural diversity through a range of
turns in social sciences during last 50 year: language turn, material turn, feminist turn, ontological turn, turn to the body, and ethical turn. Specific attention is focused on topics of ideology, religion, exchange, subsistence, gender, ethnicity, and local/global inter-relation.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D. (26.10.2019)


The final grade will be based on completion of interim tests ( 60% ), and oral exam (40% ).

100 - 91: A
81 - 90: B
71 - 80: C
61 - 70: D
51 - 60: E
50 - 0: F


Literature -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

ABU-LUGHOD, Lila. 1991. „Writing Against Culture“. Pp. 137-162. In: Richard Fox (ed.). Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press.

ABU-LUGHOD, Lila. 2008 [1995]. „A Tale of Two Pregnancies.“ Str. 552-561. In: Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History, ed. Jon McGee a R. Warms. McGraw-Hill: Boston, US.

ARDENER, E. 2006. Belief and the problem of women. The problem revisited. In: Feminist Anthropology. A Reader. Editovala Ellen Lewin. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 47-65.CLIFFORD, James. 1986. On Ethnographic Alegory. In Writing Culture. The Politics and Poetics of Ethnography, ed. James Clifford - George E. Marcus. Berkeley: University of California Press, s. 99-121.

BÚRIKOVÁ, Zuzana - MILLER, Daniel. 2013. Au-pair. Praha: Slon. Str. 19-24; 49-62.GEERTZ, Clifford. 2000 [1973]. Záludná hra. Poznámky ke kohoutím zápasům na Bali. In Interpretace kultur. Slon: Praha. Str. 455-501.

CASTENEDA, Quetzil E. 2006. “Ethnography in the Forest: An Analysis of Ethics in the Morals of Anthropology.” Cultural Anthropology 21(1): 121-145. (viz JSTOR)

CSORDAS, Thomas. 2013. "Morality as a cultural system?L Current Anthropology 54(5): 523-546. Dostupné na:

de CASTRO, Eduardo Viveiros. 2004. Exchanging Perspectives: The Transformation of Objects into Subjects in Amerindian Ontologies. Common Knowledge, 10(3): 463-484.

DeLAET, M. / MOL, A. 2000. The Zimbabwe Bush Pump: Mechanics of a Fluid Technology. Social Studies of Science 30 (2): 225–63.

GUPTA, Akhil, & FERGUSON, James. 1992. Beyond "Culture": Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference. Cultural Anthropology, 7(1), 6-23.

HALL, Tom. 2010. Urban Outreach and the Polyrhythmic City. In Edensor, T. (ed). Geographies of Rhythm. Nature, Place, Mobilities and Bodies. London: Routledge. S. 59 - 69.

KUPER, Adam. 1999. Culture. The Anthropologists´ Account. N.Y.: Harvard University Press. Str. 75-121.

MAUSS, Marcel. 2007. “Techniques of the body”. In: Lock, M., J. Farquahar (eds). Beyond the body proper. Durham, London: Duke University Press. Str. 50-68.

RABINOW, Paul. 2007 [1977]. Reflections on fieldwork in Morocco. Berkeley: University of California Press. Str. 1-69.

ROSALDO, M. 2006. The Use and absue of anthropology. Reflections on feminism and cross-cultural understanding. In: Feminist Anthropology. A Reader. Editovala Ellen Lewin. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 107-128.

SCHEPER-HUGHES, Nancy. “The Global Traffic in Human Organs.” In: The Body. A Reader. Editovaly M. Fraser a M. Greco. London: Routledge. Str. 208-215.

SZALÓ, Csaba - KATRŇÁK, Tomáš. 2002. Obrat k praxi a hledisku aktérů: Bourdieovy reprodukční strategie a formy nadvlády. Sociální studia 8: 93-100.

WACQUANT, Loïc. 2004. Body and Soul: Notebooks of an Apprenticed Boxer. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Str. 3-57.

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