Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology 2785. Theories of Subjectivity in Current Anthropology

Byron J. Good (Medical School)
Theoretical positions and anthropological debates concerning subjectivity. Freud, Lacan, Butler, Agamben, Zizek, Foucault, and Mbembe read alongside ethnographic texts on violence, suffering, governmentality, and the state.

Anthropology 2876 (formerly Anthropology 276). New Ethnographies in the Anthropology of Social and Moral Experience

Arthur Kleinman
New ethnographies of social experience and subjectivity are remaking anthropology. Students critically examine studies of illness, violence, and cultural responses to other human problems. Emphasis is on the methodology, writing, and ethics of such ethnographies.