|1||Introduction to the class|
|2||Does culture matter?||
Bourgois, Philippe. "Understanding Inner-City Poverty: Resistance and Self-Destruction under U.S. Apartheid." In Exotic No More: Anthropology on Front Lines . Edited by Jeremy McClancy. The University of Chicago Press, 2002, pp. 15–32. ISBN: 9780226500133.
Lutz, Catherine A., and Jane L. Collins. "A World Brightly Different: Photographic Conventions 1950–1986." In Reading National Geographic . University Of Chicago Press, 1993, pp. 87–117. ISBN: 9780226497242.
|3||What is culture?||
Bohannan, Laura. " Shakespeare in the Bush ." Natural History 75 (1966): 28–33.
Rubin, Caroline. "Writing Against MIT Culture." (PDF) 21A.112 final paper, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008.
|5||Fieldwork now and then||
Clifford, James. "Spatial Practices: Fieldwork, Travel, and the Disciplining of Anthropology." In Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science . Edited by Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson. University of California Press, 1997, pp. 185–222. ISBN: 9780520206809. [Preview with Google Books ]
|6||Place and space in anthropological field methods||
Bestor, Theodore. "Introduction and Chapter One." In Neighborhood Tokyo . Stanford University Press, 1989, pp. 1–46. ISBN: 9780804714396. [Preview with Google Books ]
|7||Public space and public culture (thick description)||
Farquhar, Judith. " The Park Pass: Peopling and Civilizing a New Old Beijing ." Public Culture 21, no. 3 (2009): 551–76.
|8||Spaces of inequalities||
Low, Setha M. " The Secret, the Unspeakable, the Unsaid: Spatial, Discourse, and Political Economic Analysis ." City & Society 13, no. 1 (2001): 161–5.
Caldeira, Teresa P. R. " Imprinting and Moving Around: New Visibilities and Configurations of Public Space in Sao Paulo ." Public Culture 24, no. 2 (2012): 385–418.
|9||Bodies in space||
Boas, Franz. " Changes in Bodily Form of Descendants of Immigrants ." American Anthropologist 14, no. 3 (1912): 530–62.
|10||Power, discipline, and space||
Shearing, Clifford D., and Phillip C. Stenning. " From the Panopticon to Disney World: the Development of Discipline ." Perspectives in Criminal Law: Essays in Honour of John LL.J. Edwards 45, no. 2 (1986): 334–5.
|11||Interpretive turn: search for meaning||
Geertz, Clifford. "Deep Play: Notes on Balinese Cockfight." In The Interpretation of Cultures . Basic Books, 1973, pp. 412–55. ISBN: 9780465034253. [Peview with Google Books ]
Fine, Gary Alan. "The Depths of Deep Play: The Rhetoric and Resources of Morally Controversial Leisure." Play & Culture 5 (1992): 246–51.
Millar, Susan. " On Interpreting Gender in Bugis Society ." American Ethnologist 10, no. 3 (1983): 477–93.
|12||Agency, gender and culture||Kaplan, Martha. " Panopticism in Poona: An Essay on Foucault and Colonialism ." Cultural Anthropology 10, no. 1 (1995): 85–98.|
|13||Laughter, carnival, and folk festivities||Bakhtin, Mikhail. "Introduction." In Rabelais and His World . Indiana University Press, 1984, pp. 1–59. ISBN: 9780253348302.|
|14||Subculture and resistance||[DH] pp. 1–45.|
|15||The meaning of style||[DH] pp. 46–101.|
|16||Symbols and consumption||
Kearney, Richard. "On Terror." In Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness . Routledge, 2002, pp. 109–41. ISBN: 9780415272575. [Preview with Google Books ]
Tuleja, Tad. "Trick or Treat: Pre-Texts and Contexts." In Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life . Edited by Jack Santino. University of Tennessee Press, 1994, pp. 82–94. ISBN: 9780870498121.
Clark, Cindy Dell. " Tricks of Festival: Children, Enculturation, and American Halloween ." Ethos 33, no. 2 (2005): 180–205.
Lam, Sunny S. K. "' Global Corporate Cultural Capital' as a Drag on Glocalization: Disneyland's Promotion of the Halloween Festival ." Media, Culture, and Society 32, no. 4 (2010): 631–48.
|18||Student presentations (cont.)||Kugelmass, Jack. "Wishes Come True: Designing the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade." In Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life . Edited by Jack Santino. University of Tennessee Press, 1994, pp. 187–215. ISBN: 9780870498121.|
|19||Student presentations (cont.)||Belk, Russell W. "Carnival, Control, and Corporate Culture in Contemporary Halloween Celebrations." In Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life . Edited by Jack Santino. University of Tennessee Press, 1994, pp. 106–12. ISBN: 9780870498121.|
|20||No class—work on papers|
|21||Resistance and subversion||[DH] pp. 101–40. Finish the book.|
|22||The fun of the politic and politics of fun||
Bayat, Asef. " Islamism and the Politics of Fun ." Public Culture 19, no. 3 (2007): 433–59.
Rofel, Lisa. "Rethinking Modernity: Space and Factory Discipline in China." In Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology . Edited by Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson. Duke University Press Books, 1997, pp. 155–77. ISBN: 9780822319405. [Preview with Google Books ]
|23||Gender, style, and space||
Bhattacharjee, Anannya. " The Habit of Ex-Nomination: Nation, Woman, and the Indian Immigrant Bourgeoisie ." Public Culture 5, no. 1 (1992): 19–42.
Murray, Sarah E. " Dragon Ladies, Draggin' Men: Some Reflections on Gender, Drag and Homosexual Communities ." Public Culture 6, no. 2 (1994): 343–63.
View in class:
Trobriand Cricket . Directed by Gary Kildea and Jerry Leach. Color, 53 min. 1975.
Select clips from:
Memoirs of a Geisha . Directed by Rob Marshall. Color, 145 min. 2005.
Dersu Uzala . Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Color, 144 min. 1975.
|25||Reading||Bakhtin, Mikhail. "Popular-Festive Forms and Images in Rabelais." In Rabelais and His World . Indiana University Press, 1984, pp. 196–277. ISBN: 9780253348302.|