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Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India

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Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium

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Recently graduated anthropology major continues her work and studies

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Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC

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Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”

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Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo

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Graduate student meets orangutan as a T.A. in Borneo with Rutgers Study Abroad "Primates, Ecology and Conservation in Indonesia"

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Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

16:070:510 Personhood

3 credits
Course Description: This course seeks to do a historical and comparative exploration of the concept of personhood in anthropological approaches to culture. It is designed to offer a broad and historically grounded understanding of key anthropological debates about personhood, its social implications, and the relationship between the embodied self and collective identities. To illustrate some of the ways in which anthropologists have sought to understand concepts such as person, individual, embodiment, and self,we will read from a variety of studies on how people in cross-cultural and different institutional contexts conceive of person and self.

Preliminary Syllabus
document Personhood 510 Berg (139 KB)

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