Units of Study

ANTH2625 - Culture and Development

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Freya Fewster


The 1949 speech by US president, Harry Truman, declared his country's commitment to the 'development' of the Third World, and began what many consider to be development as an institutional approach to non-Western societies. Anthropology, well established in its study of non-Western societies, was able to offer a rich ethnographic insight into the developing world. Combining ethnographic detail with social science concepts, this unit covers topics such as food crisis, land, environment, cities, fair trade, migration, nation-state, NGOs, poverty and informal economy.


1500wd essay (40%) and 1400wd take-home exercise (35%) and 1hr multiple-choice exam (15%) and 12x weekly 50wd reading notes (10%)


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


12 Junior credit points from Anthropology


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