Units of Study

ANTH2601 - The Ethnography of Southeast Asia

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anjalee Phyllis Cohen


Southeast Asia is a region of great geographic and cultural diversity, a meeting point for civilizational influences from India and China including the religions of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. It is also the laboratory for much anthropological inquiry, attracting the attention of prominent anthropologists and social scientists, like Geertz and Anderson. This unit will examine Southeast Asia in historical and contemporary context, and give grounded ethnographic illustration to such issues as nationalism, cities, migration, political violence, environment and agriculture.


1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x350wd seminar presentation (10%), 1x150wd map exercise (5%), tutorial participation (10%)


A reader will be available from the University Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Anthropology


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