Prerequisite: 12:396 or permission of Instructor.

This course continues work begun in 12:396 History of Anthropological Theory. After a consideration of major theoretical trends since the 1960's, it will concentrate on several key theoretical approaches that anthropologists have used to understand society, such as postmodernism and its critics, globalization theory, transnationalism, modernity, and advances in cognitive anthropology. Readings will focus on how these approaches figure in current debates among anthropologists.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.