Melanesia is both a distinctive culture area and, with over 1000 different languages, a site of intense and highly localised cultural variation. This unit will explore the nature of that variation around themes of power, status, gender, secrecy, cosmology and local organization. The unit also examines the impact of this diversity on modern projects of Christianity, state formation and the market economy and the influence this has had on the wider anthropological literature on modernity.
1x4500wd Research essay (60%), 1x1000wd Take-home exercise (20%), 1x500wd Weekly reflections (10%), 1x Participation (10%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in AnthropologyProhibitions