Units of Study

ANTH2655 - The Social Production of Space

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yasmine Musharbash


Space/place appears in anthropology as both a product of historically specific social practice and as an irreducible dimension of any social formation. This theoretical tension will be explored through examination of such themes as: the contradiction between the global as abstract space and the local as qualitatively distinct place; struggles over the definition and control of space; space/time as an aspect of any world; centre/periphery and inside/outside as pervasive tropes of social analysis.


1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%) and tutorial presentation/participation (15%)


reading lists will be available at the beginning of lectures


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


12 Junior credit points from Anthropology.



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