Aboriginal Australia: Cultural Journeys (ANTH2605)


This unit examines the societies and socio-cultural practices of Australian Aboriginal peoples and compares the anthropology of the central desert with that of other remote as well as with rural and urban areas. These regions are distinctive - culturally, ecologically and historically - yet share commonalities in practices of kin-relatedness and its 'writing' onto country, and experiences of incorporation into the nation-state. The journeys to be explored are spatial and historical to understand how mobility and mutability characterise Aboriginal practice.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd Essay (30%), 3000wd Essay (55%), Tutorial log (15%)

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12 Junior credit points from Anthropology


ANTH2010 or ANTH2025

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