Units of Study

ANTH2605 - Aboriginal Australia: Cultural Journeys

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yasmine Musharbash

Description

This unit examines the societies and socio-cultural practices of Australian Aboriginal peoples and compares the anthropology of the central desert with that of other remote as well as with rural and urban areas. These regions are distinctive - culturally, ecologically and historically - yet share commonalities in practices of kin-relatedness and its 'writing' onto country, and experiences of incorporation into the nation-state. The journeys to be explored are spatial and historical to understand how mobility and mutability characterise Aboriginal practice.

Assessments

1x1000wd essay (30%), 1x3000wd essay (55%) and 1x tutorial log (15%)

Textbooks

readings will be available at the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from Anthropology

Prohibitions

ANTH2010, ANTH2025

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