Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 203

Theoretical Approaches to Society and Culture


Description

This course is an introduction to theorising in social anthropology, to the practices of thinking, analysing and reflecting that are fundamental to what social anthropologists do. It emphasises the multiple ways in which anthropologists use ideas and concepts to think about the multitude of ways in which people live their lives and, more concretely, what people do and say. It examines the central, yet contested, concepts of society and culture and it provides an introduction to how social anthropologists have thought about rationality, about symbols and meanings, about social structure, about social personhood and about agency and power.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Mark Busse

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

ANTHRO 203: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ANTHRO 100, and 101 or 102 or 103 or 104, or 60 points passed


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