ANTHRCUL 675 - Topics in Anthropological Linguistics
Section: 001 Social Interaction, Social Theory
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Human interaction — known variously as “face-to-face interaction,” “social interaction,” and “interpersonal relations” — became a distinct object of knowledge in the midcentury behavioral sciences and is now studied in many fields, including in anthropology. This seminar offers a critical introduction to the study of interaction. We survey old and new empirical approaches to interaction from the early postwar period to the present, in fields as diverse as linguistics, sociology, social psychology, and anthropology. We touch on familiar and still vital systems of interaction analysis, such as conversation analysis and interactional sociolinguistics, as well as a few defunct but once influential traditions. As we do this, we look critically at the varied conceptual and ideological investments in this object of knowledge, exploring how interaction was mobilized to solve problems of theory, such as by linking individual to society, spanning the so-called micro-macro divide, or localizing otherwise intangible ideological projects.

ANTHRCUL 675 - Topics in Anthropological Linguistics
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001 (SEM)
M 12:00PM - 3:00PM
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