Anyone take this class? Is it any good - could you give a few lists of the books that are on the syllabus?

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Kyle Jaster, I work at Noodle

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From the reading list here: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/21a-100-introduction-to-anthropology-fall-2004/readings/

Books Delaney, Carol. Investigating Culture: An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology. Malden, Mass.:Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. ISBN: 9780631222378.

Myerhoff, Barbara G. Number Our Days. 1 ed. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1980. ISBN: 9780671254308.

Gusterson, Hugh. Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780520081475.

Hutchinson, Sharon. Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War, and the State. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780520202849.

Reserve Readings Bohannan, Laura. "Shakespeare in the Bush." Natural History 75 (1966): 28-33.

Mauss, Marcel. The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000, pp. 1-31, 33-46. ISBN: 9780393320435.

Yan, Yunxian. The Flow of Gifts: Reciprocity and Social Networks in a Chinese Village. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1996, pp. 74-97. ISBN: 9780804726030.

Peters, Charles. How Washington Really Works. 3rd ed. Perseus Books, U. S., 1992, pp. 3-15, 17-33. ISBN: 9780201570854.

Zemon Davis, Natalie. The Gift in 16th century France. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000, pp. 34-42. ISBN: 9780299168803.

Roth Pierpont, Claudia. "The Measure of America." New Yorker. March 8, 2004.

Shweder, Richard A. "What About 'Female Genital Mutilation'? And Why Understanding Culture Matters in the First Place." Daedalus 129 (Fall 2000): 209-29.

Walley, Christine J. "Searching for 'Voices': Feminism, Anthropology, and the Global Debate over Female Genital Operations." Cultural Anthropology 12, no. 3: 405-38.

Minow, Martha. "About Women, About Culture." In Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies. Edited by Richard Shweder, Martha Minow, and Hazel Rose Markus, 252-267. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2002. ISBN: 9780871547910.

Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. "The Primacy of the Ethical." Current Anthropology 36, no. 3 (1995): 409-428.

Evans-Pritchard, E. E. The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1940, pp. 1-50.

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