Culture and Development (ANTH2625)

UNIT OF STUDY

The 1949 speech by US president, Harry Truman, declared his country's commitment to the 'development' of the Third World, and began what many consider to be development as an institutional approach to non-Western societies. Anthropology, well established in its study of non-Western societies, was able to offer a rich ethnographic insight into the developing world. Combining ethnographic detail with social science concepts, this unit covers topics such as food crisis, land, environment, cities, fair trade, migration, nation-state, NGOs, poverty and informal economy.

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Classes

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

Assessment

1500wd essay (40%) and 1400wd take-home exercise (35%) and 1hr multiple-choice exam (15%) and 12x weekly 50wd reading notes (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

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