Forms of Families (ANTH2654)
UNIT OF STUDY
Where does nature stop and culture begin? This is why anthropologists study kinship. In this unit we will survey the development of this field from its origins to its contemporary form as a critical investigation of how culture shapes the way we think about personhood, relationships, sex, gender and the body. We will compare various types of kinship systems and discuss controversies over kinship - same-sex marriage, single-parent households, cloning, in-vitro fertilization, and alternative forms of family - from a cross-cultural perspective.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x100wd terminology quiz (10%), 1x400wd discussion questions (10%) , 1x1500wd critical Essay (30%), 1x2500wd comparative Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (10%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
Study this unit outside a degree
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