ANTH2006 - Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology and Material Culture

Term 1 only


An introduction to social theory including functionalist models, Marxism, structuralist approaches to social structure/kinship and to conceptual organisation/communication; phenomenological theory in anthropology, agency and structure, post-modernism and post-structuralism, post-colonialism, globalisation and cognitive approaches within the discipline.


Taught by: Dr Charles Stewart, Prof Chris Tilley
Assessment: 2.5 hour unseen written exam (100%) + non-assessed essay
Student Contact Hours:
2 x 1 hr lecture and 1 hr tutorial per week
Prerequisites: Core course for Anthropology 2nd year students and joint degree BA Archaeology/Anthropology students. Open to term one affiliate students. Subsidiary students should have completed ANTH1005: Introduction to Social Anthropology or ANTH1001: Introduction to Material and Visual Culture.
Option Type:
Social Anthropology / Material Culture

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