ANTHRCUL 579 - Semiotic Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
400-level course work in Anthropology and Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Signs and representations have come to play a central role in current understanding of society, culture, and politics. This seminar explores the genealogy of contemporary approaches to signs through the close reading of selected theoretical works, from such foundational figures as Peirce and Saussure, to more recent writings across a range of post-structuralist, cognitive, and practice-oriented approaches. The seminar raises questions about the assumptions and implications of these approaches for the empirical study of society and culture. This course is not a survey the syllabus is intentionally limited, and is intended to provide an opportunity for careful and critical approaches to the texts.

Intended Audience:

Students interested in social and cultural theory are welcome from any department.

ANTHRCUL 579 - Semiotic Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
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