The Ethnography of Southeast Asia (ANTH2601)

UNIT OF STUDY

Southeast Asia is a region of great geographic and cultural diversity, a meeting point for civilisational influences from India and China including the religions of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. It is also the laboratory for much anthropological inquiry, attracting the attention of prominent anthropologists and social scientists, like Geertz and Anderson. This unit will examine Southeast Asia in historical and contemporary context, and give grounded ethnographic illustration to such issues as nationalism, cities, migration, political violence, environment and agriculture.

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Classes

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

Assessment

1500wd essay (30%) and 2500wd essay (45%) and 350wd seminar presentation (10%) and 150wd map exercise (5%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)

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