The anthropology of religion and science
Читается: 3-4 модули 2 курса
Трудоемкость: 5 кредитов
60 аудиторных часов:
- 20 часов лекций;
- 40 часов семинаров.
- final exam,
- 1 homework assignment.
О курсеAnthropology of both religion and science seek an understanding of an understanding: it aims at grasping what people across cultures admit to be true. How various systems of knowledge and belief distinguish the rational and the irrational? What is sense and senselessness? How knowledge, belief, intuition and revelation are distinguished in different social and cultural contexts? How epistemologies are related to aesthetics, ethics, moral order and everyday knowledge practices? We consider these questions by drawing on detailed ethnographies of science and religion. Cases that we explore range from studies of shamanism to scientific laboratories, from conspiracy theories to economic rationality; include ethnographies of Christianity and Islam, Western biologists, oceanologists and economists, and various knowledge systems from fortune-telling to big data. The course will also assess the applied skills that anthropologists have developed in these fields. This includes anthropological mediation of indigenous knowledge, cultural property, and negotiations of boundaries of science, culture and religion.
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- Contemporary theories and methods of social anthropology (читается на английском языке)
- Economic and political anthropology (читается на английском языке)
- Applied anthropology (читается на английском языке)