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ANTH 303A Ethnography of Special Areas - ETHNO SPEC AREAS

A specialized study of ethnographic and theoretical problems in one area. Different culture areas or regions may be selected each term. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  ANTH 303A 001 Lecture 2 Mon Wed 12:00 13:30

Fiction: Èfjkƒ(Y)n/

Something that is invented or untrue.

Origin: Late Middle English (in the sense invented statement): via Old French from Latin fictio(n-), from fingere form, contrive. Compare with feign and figment (OED)

How does anthropology work with cultural, political and scholarly notions of truth?

What kinds of ethical and epistemological situations inspire anthropologists to create works of fiction?

This course explores various intersections of Anthropology and fiction that will familiarize students with debates about representation, imagination and realism. Course readings draw from a diverse range of ethnographic contexts and eras of disciplinary knowledge production. Through readings, discussions, presentations and lectures, we will look at folklore, mythology, testimonio, the ethnographic novel and plays.

What does fiction do that other genres dont?