Joshua Barker

Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto

ANT 6022: Symbolic Anthropology

This course provides an advanced introduction to structuralist, hermeneutic and poststructuralist thought through an examination of various theories of language, kinship, myth, ritual, and discourse. The course has two main objectives. First, it aims to introduce graduate students in socio-cultural and linguistic anthropology to an important tradition of theoretical work within the field of symbolic anthropology. Second, it aims to provide methodological training in how to read and interpret cultural phenomena using a variety of theoretical approaches.

 

        Molly Barker, Jungle Gym - Abracadabra