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.
Unit details and rules
|12 credit points at 2000 level in the Anthropology major
|Available to study abroad and exchange students
|Ryan Schram, email@example.com