Faculty of Arts


Theoretical Approaches to Society and Culture

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for ANTHRO 203.


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


Coordinator(s) Dr Mark Busse


Coursework only


ANTHRO 203: 15.0 points


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

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