Units of Study

ANTH2625 - Culture and Development

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robbie Peters


Development is the tension between new forms of wealth, human wants and structures of inequality generated by capital; the attempts through state and international political and legal systems to control that process; and the specificity of the local social systems they seek to 'develop'. This unit compares the variety of local forms of this process in colonial, post-colonial, third- and fourth world settings. Key themes include: resource politics, religion, the politics of the family, ethnicity, corruption and contemporary violence.


1x1500wd essay (45%), 1x2500wd essay (45%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

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