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Courses (undergraduate)

  • Anthropology of Nature and Body (2016)
  • Ciné-anthropology (2015)
  • Anthropology as Natural Philosophy (2013-14)
  • History of Anthropological Thinking (2008)

2018 Anthropology of images

posted Jan 14, 2019, 5:30 PM by Tadashi YANAI   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 5:31 PM ]

  1. Introduction  
  2. On ethnographic fieldwork: Malinowski and Flaherty
  3. Fieldwork in the 1990s 
  4. Images, spoken words, writing  
  5. What is society?  
  6. Nature, power, rituals  
  7. Animistic nature and politics
  8. Analogistic nature, politics and economy 
  9. Anthropology and the objectification of nature
  10. Jean Rouch's ciné-anthropology
  11. Anthropology of media and politics
  12. "Future" self, virtual self
  13. Naturalism in anthropology

2016 Anthropology of Nature and Body

posted Apr 3, 2017, 9:03 PM by Tadashi YANAI   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 9:03 PM ]

(This was a course of "Academic English" in which we studied selected texts carefully and discussed on them.)
  1. Introduction
  2. Edmund Carpenter, Eskimo
  3. Tim Ingold, "Stop, Look and Listen" (1)
  4. Tim Ingold, "Stop, Look and Listen" (2)
  5. Tim Ingold, "The Temporality of the Landscape"
  6. Thomas Csordas, "Embodiment as Paradigm for Anthropology" (1)
  7. Thomas Csordas, "Embodiment as Paradigm for Anthropology" (2)
  8. Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, "Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism" (1)
  9. Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, "Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism" (2)
  10. Marisol de la Cadena, "Indigenous Cosmopolitics in the Andes"
  11. Excerpts from: Tom Boellstorff, Coming of Age in Second Life
  12. Excerpts from: Stefan Helmreich, Alien Ocean

2015 Ciné-Anthropology

posted Dec 15, 2015, 4:11 AM by Tadashi YANAI   [ updated Dec 15, 2015, 4:11 AM ]

  1. Anthropology, fieldwork, images
  2. About looking
  3. Malinowski and Flaherty
  4. Social life seen from below: Bateson and Mead in Bali
  5. Images, words, media
  6. Jean Rouch cinéaste, between Africa and France
  7. Rouch's shared anthropology
  8. Shared anthropology today: "Video nas aldeias" in Brazil
  9. Films of "making"
  10. Visual Anthropology of childhood
  11. Communities imagined
  12. "Future" selves, virtual selves
  13. Anthropology of "Nature-and-Man"

2013-2014 Anthropology as Natural Philosophy

posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:31 PM by Tadashi YANAI   [ updated Jan 23, 2014, 5:47 PM ]

  1. Anthropology: Past and Present
  2. What is Ethnographic Fieldwork?
  3. Culture and Nature, Space and Time
  4. Bodies: Moved, Educated, Mixed
  5. Small Death and Big Death
  6. Where is the "Primitive Society" Problem gone?
  7. Archaeology of Power
  8. Social Relationships: Old and New
  9. Economies as Heterogeneous Systems
  10. To Live in Another Space: Tourism and Sports
  11. Thinking Institutions Anthropologically: Practice and Relations of Power
  12. Surrounded by "Immutables Mobiles"
  13. Nature and Culture, Revisited

2008-09 History of Anthropological Thinking

posted Apr 20, 2012, 6:59 AM by Tadashi YANAI   [ updated Jan 23, 2014, 5:48 PM ]

  1. The West and the "Primitives": Early Influences on the Western Political Thought
  2. The Oral and the Written
  3. Toward the "Origin" of the Economy (Malinowski)
  4. Critique of Mythical Reason (Lévi-Strauss)
  5. War, Society, State (Clastres)
  6. Ethnography as Text (Geertz)
  7. Reflecting on Simple Commodity Production (Yanai)
  8. Structure and Anti-Structure (Turner, Da Matta)
  9. Deterritorialization and Reterritorializaiton (García-Canclini)
  10. Approaching the Body Visually (Gardner)
  11. Anthropology of Life/Liberty (Tanabe)
  12. The Body (Mohacsi)

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