In Intro to Anthro 2022, after discussing Five Things You Need to Know About Culture, we read “Shakespeare in the Bush” by Laura Bohannan (1966). We also finished chapter 8, “Studying Culture” in Through the Lens of Anthropology.

“Shakespeare in the Bush” is one of the most widely read articles for Intro-to-Anthropology classes. In addition to talking about Bohannan’s ideas, we used this article to understand ethnographic fieldwork (the topic for the end of chapter 8) and as a lead into chapter 9 on “Language and Culture.”