How has anthropology’s approach changed between its early history and more contemporary
work? In this essay, compare and contrast one of the texts from the first part of our syllabus
(specifically those that were the subject of the midterm essay) with texts we read from week 7
onwards. What are the differences and similarities between anthropology’s initial objects of
study, perspectives, practitioners, methods, concepts and/or theories and today’s anthropological
work? How have those changes transformed anthropological understandings of society and