The body as a site of culture has been of interest to anthropologists from the inception of the discipline. This unit focuses on anthropological approaches to and ethnographic explorations of the body. The key question will be to explore different theories that attempt to explain the relationship between the body and society. We will study important theoretical approaches including Marx, Mauss, Bourdieu and Foucault. Along with each theorists' primary work(s) on the body, we will read associated ethnographic texts, to understand how anthropologist base ethnographies on social theory.
4x375wd Reading responses (20%), 1x Participation (10%), 1x3000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd Concept essay (30%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in AnthropologyProhibitions