"Writing Anthropology in the 20th Century: The French Case"
Mon, October 1, 2012 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • SAC 2.302
Part of the EU Center for Excellence Lecture Series in Anthropology featuring:
Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University
In this talk, Prof. Vincent Debaene will examine 20th-century French anthropology in a comparative perspective. He will delineate the complex and contradictory identity of an intellectual tradition which, since the 1920’s, has made claims to both scientific rigor and avant-garde literary experimentation. His goal is to bring into relief the cultural specificity of a French disciplinary practice so often considered untranslatable to anthropologists from the English-speaking world.
For further information please contact Dr. Sofian Merabet at firstname.lastname@example.org.