1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 5620

Course Name: 
The Middle East in Ethnographic Perspective
Career: 
Graduate
Units: 
3.00

Survey of the anthropological literature on the Middle East & N. Africa. Begins historically with traditional writing on the Middle East and proceeds to critiques of this tradition and attempts at new ways of constructing knowledge of this world region. Readings juxtapose theoretical and descriptive work toward critically appraising modern writers' success in overcoming the critiques leveled against their predecessors.