Units of Study
ANTH2632 - Anthropology of the Body
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Terry Woronov
The body as a site of culture has been of interest to anthropologists from the inception of the discipline. This unit focuses on the theory and history of developments in anthropological approaches to and ethnographic explorations of the body. By exploring Mauss's techniques of the body, Bourdieu's habitus, and embodiment theories from the 20th and early 21st centuries, the unit investigates themes like sleeping, walking, the right hand, hair, organs, military bodies and cyborgs from a cross-cultural perspective.
500wd tutorial notebook (10%) and 500wd equivalent group presentation (10%) and tutorial participation (5%) and 1000wd take-home exercise (25%) and 2500wd major essay (50%).
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial
12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
Lecture for ANTH2632
|Class||Anthropology of the Body|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
|Location||Quadrangle Building, Oriental Room S204 A14|
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