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Melanesian Worlds: Old and New - ANTH3603

Year - 2020

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.

1x2hr seminar/week

1x4500wd Research essay (60%), 1x1000wd Take-home exercise (20%), 1x500wd Weekly reflections (10%), 1x Participation (10%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Anthropology




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Anthropology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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