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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Cultural and Social Anthropology 1 - KDKU247
Title: Kulturní a sociální antropologie 1
Guaranteed by: Institute of Christian Art History (26-UDKU)
Faculty: Catholic Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2014
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
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: Mgr. Jakub Šenovský, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Jakub Šenovský, Ph.D.
K//Is co-requisite for: KDKU248
Examination dates   Schedule   Noticeboard   
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Jakub Šenovský, Ph.D. (29.09.2016)
The following topics will be discused in the lectures:
1: Kuhnian conception of science in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
2: Max Weber: Society, human action, concept of science (rationalisation, disenchantment).
3: “Prehistory” of anthropological thinking; Evolutionism (Lamarc, Darwin; Tylor, Morgan, Frazer). Theory of matriarchy (Maine, McLennan, Bachofem).
4: Diffusionism (Ritter, Ratzel a Frobenius + Graebner, Schmidt). Franz Boas.
5:.British functionalism. Malinowski. Radcliffe-Brown.
6: Methods of anthropological research.
7: “Configurationism”: Whorf, Sapir; Mead, Benedict.
8. British "action-centred" anthropology. Gluckman, Leach, Turner.
9: French structuralisms. Claude Lévi-Strauss.
10: Interpretative anthropology. Evans-Pritchard, Mary Douglas, Clifford Geertz.
Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Jakub Šenovský, Ph.D. (29.09.2016)

Kuhn, T.S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

Weber, Max. Science as Vocation.

Frazer, James George. The Golden Bough.

Boas, Franz. Language in culture and society: A reader in linguistics and anthropology. (Dell Hymes, ed.). New York:Harper & Row, 1964, s. 15-26.

Malinowski, B. Sex and Repression in Savage Society.

Benedict, Ruth. Patterns of Culture.

Turner, Victor. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-structure.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. The Savage Mind.

Geertz, Clifford. The Interpretation of Cultures.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Jakub Šenovský, Ph.D. (29.09.2016)

Oral exam based on the read literature (a student will choose two books from the list above). 

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