Units of Study

ANTH2630 - Indigenous Australians and Modernity

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Belinda Beverley Burbidge
Phone: +61 2 9351 6682
Email: belinda.burbidge@sydney.edu.au

Description

Australian Aboriginal peoples have always engaged with the 'modern world' but Enlightenment ideas established a colonial context juxtaposing modernity with tradition. Indigenous difference was locked into past-oriented, static and small-scale traditions. The unit examines some key concepts of modernity, including progress, civility, change, tradition - and modernity itself - so as to shed light on Australian Indigenous people's experiences, past and present, as colonial subjects. The unit will explore Aboriginal engagement with, for instance, work, vehicles, the law, and the arts (painting, music etc) as practices through which Aboriginal people have sought 'alternative modernities'.

Assessments

2000wd essay (35%) and 2x250wd assignments (20%) and 2hr exam (35%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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