Anthropology of the Body (ANTH2632)
UNIT OF STUDY
The body as a site of culture has been of interest to anthropologists from the inception of the discipline. This unit focuses on the theory and history of developments in anthropological approaches to and ethnographic explorations of the body. By exploring Mauss's techniques of the body, Bourdieu's habitus, and embodiment theories from the 20th and early 21st centuries, the unit investigates themes like sleeping, walking, the right hand, hair, organs, military bodies and cyborgs from a cross-cultural perspective.
Further unit of study information
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial
500wd tutorial notebook (10%) and 500wd equivalent group presentation (10%) and tutorial participation (5%) and 1000wd take-home exercise (25%) and 2500wd major essay (50%).
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.