September 11, 2015: Getting Ready for the Start of the Seminar

A warm welcome to all of the new participants in this seminar. For our first session (Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at 10:00am in H-1120), please ensure that you do the following:

  1. Obtain the required texts for this year’s seminar.
  2. Sign up with WordPress (but only once you have received the invitation from this seminar to do so), and create your profile.
  3. Explore any WordPress support pages that you encounter.
  4. Download and read the complete syllabus.
  5. Obtain a copy of the agenda we will use.
  6. And, in time for our first session, please do the first assigned readings from Pierre Bourdieu’s Homo Academicus
    • A ‘Book for Burning’? pp. 1-35
    • The Conflict of the Faculties, pp. 36-72

Our books for the Fall 2015 semester are, in the order in which we shall read them:

(1)   Bourdieu, Pierre. (1990). Homo Academicus. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
(2)   Goody, Jack. (1995). The Expansive Moment: The Rise of Social Anthropology in Britain and Africa, 1918-1970. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
(3)   Patterson, Thomas C. (2001). A Social History of Anthropology in the United States. Oxford: Berg.
(4)   Price, David H. (2008). Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

All of the required texts below are available in the Concordia Bookstore, and they are also available on the Course Reserve for ANTH 630 in the Webster Library. In the event that you want to purchase a copy of a given book, and it is not available in the bookstore, you will find used copies available for sale online, often in very good condition and at significantly reduced prices.

Finally, keep these links handy, and please read the full syllabus first before using them:

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