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ANTH2654 - Forms of Families
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Ryan Schram
Phone: +61 2 9114 1293
Where does nature stop and culture begin? This is why anthropologists study kinship. In this unit we will survey the development of this field from its origins to its contemporary form as a critical investigation of how culture shapes the way we think about personhood, relationships, sex, gender and the body. We will compare various types of kinship systems and discuss controversies over kinship - same-sex marriage, single-parent households, cloning, in-vitro fertilization, and alternative forms of family - from a cross-cultural perspective.
100wd terminology quiz (10%) and 400wd discussion questions (10%) and 1500wd critical essay (30%) and 2500wd comparative essay (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for ANTH2654
|Class||Forms of Families|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
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