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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21A.750J (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Social Theory and Analysis 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Anthropology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Michael M. J. Fischer 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21A.750J / STS.250J Social Theory and Analysis



    Fall 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features an extensive reading list, along with assignments and study materials.


    Course Description


    This course presents a survey of social theory from the 19th century to the present. The focus is on (a) the social grounds from which the theory arises; (b) the utility and limitations of older theories for current conditions; (c) the creation of new theory out of contemporary conditions; (d) sciences and technologies as the infrastructures upon which social institutions depend, are shaped, and shape.
     

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