| Anthropology 84300
Anthropology of Slavery
|Dr. James Moore
|Fall 2004||Email: JAMoore@QC.EDU|
nineteenth-century North American experience has become the archetype
contemporary thought regarding the nature of slavery.
Yet this extreme form of this capitalist version of
chattel slavery has skewed both the concepts and discourse. To a large extent the existence and
significance of slavery in other societies has been downplayed or
The course will
operate in a seminar format. The weekly readings will focus
discussion on themes and concepts that have beem central to the study
of slavery. Each student will be asked to select a time and place
to situate their reading and research. This area will become the
topic of their reserch for the semester. Three short
presentations will be required over the course of the semester:
a) a statement of interest ( to be developed into a problem),
b) an interium progress report identifying the problem and the
shape of the research agenda, and c) a final research presenation
at te end of the semester.
The research paper will
be due at the end of the semester. The plan is to then
develop the papers into a session for the AAA meetings for those who
wish to further develop their ideas.
|Brooks, James (2002) Captives and Cousins: Slavery,
Kinship and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. U of
North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.
Williams, Eric (1944) Capitalism and Slavery. U of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.
Wolf, Eric (1982) Europe and the People Without History. U of California Press, Berkeley.
Other readings will be made available on line. Both article references and, when possible, hot links will be provided.
|1||W 1 Sept||Introduction and Agenda||Patterson
|2||W 8 Sept||Constructing a Theoretical Frame
||Wolf, Chapts 1-4
|3||W 15 Sept||No Class|
|4||W 22 Sept||Slavery in
||Wolf, Chapts 5 -8
||Declare Study Area
|5||W 29 Sept||Ancient Slavery
Irish Iron Age
|Timothy Taylor, World Archaeology Vol. 33(1): 27-43|
|6||W 6 Oct||Four Cases:
|7||W 13 Oct||Four Cases:
Cox, World Archaeology Vol. 33(1): 73-97.
Singleton, World Archaeology, Vol. 33(1): 98- 114.
Andrews and Fenton, World Archaeology 33: 115-136
Connah, World Archaeology 33: 137-154
|8||W 20 Oct||American Southwest||James Brooks||Two Page Review|
|9||W 27 Oct||Brazil
|10||W 3 Nov||Caribbean
|| Eric Willaims
|11||W 10 Nov||Georgia, Carolina
|12||W 17 Nov||Slavery in the North
|13||W 24 Nov||No Class
|14||W 1 Dec||Final Reports
|15||W 8 Dec||Final Reports|