Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
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Anthropology, Social Theory at level 1
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Dr Erin Fitz-Henry
How have cultures throughout the world responded to changing economic, political, and environmental transformations? How have new world views emerged from highly charged cross-cultural encounters? And how have communities found innovative ways of resisting or modifying unwanted transformations in their 'ways of life'? In this subject, using theories of cultural change drawn from anthropology and cultural studies, we explore how communities, particularly in the global south, have coped with and creatively re-worked the demands of an often foreign-dominated market economy, with a particular focus on struggles around natural resource extraction and privitization. Paying special attention to what James C. Soctt has called, the 'weapons of the weak', we explore the ways - both overt and subtle - that different societies have used symbolic pracitices, rituals and mythologies to accomodate, transform and mount resistance to the diverse agents and processes of global capitalism over the past 100 years. Case studies will be drawn from Africa, South America, North America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
On completion of this subject students should:
Two 500 word tutorial papers (15% each) due during the semester, and a 3000 word essay (70%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% tutorial attendance. Regular participation in tutorials is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available from the University Bookshop at the beginning of semester. Set readings will also be available online, through LMS.
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