Metaphors of kinship and performativity of symbols

Metaphors of kinship and performativity of symbols

Ryan Schram

ANTH 2654: Forms of Families

3 September 2015

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Lecture outline


Austin, John L. 1962. How to Do Things with Words: The William James Lectures. 2nd ed. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Berger, Peter L., and Thomas Luckmann. 1967. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. New York: Anchor.

Danesi, Marcel. 2004. Messages, Signs, and Meanings: A Basic Textbook in Semiotics and Communication. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 1980. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Richter, Duncan J. 2004. “Wittgenstein, Ludwig.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Wardlow, Holly. 2006. Wayward Women: Sexuality And Agency in a New Guinea Society. University of California Press.

See also

In Weeks 5 and 6, the lectures introduce basic ideas of semiotics and symbolic anthropology. Here's some articles which sketch some of the ideas in more detail: