Units of Study

ANTH2606 - Culture and the Unconscious

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Freya Fewster

Description

This is a unit on psychoanalytic anthropology. With the focus on the unconscious dimension of human cultural existence the unit critically examines the systematic topical, theoretical, ethnographic and historical aspects of this unique field of anthropological inquiry. All psychoanalytic conceptual frameworks are elucidated and assessed through ethno-psychoanalytic work done in different cultural life-worlds. Firmly grounded in detailed ethnographic evidence the unit provides a comprehensive phenomenological-existential validation of the discipline and its contribution to both anthropology and psychoanalysis.

Assessments

1x3500wd essay (70%) and 1x2hr exam (30%)

Textbooks

readings will be available at the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

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