UCL Anthropology


ANTHGC23 - Anthropology of Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies through Text and Film

PG Lecture/Seminar/Film - Timetable

Dr Ruth Mandel

This course introduces students to the so-called 'second-world', the socialist world that dominated much of global consciousness- and space- for most of the 20th century. We will focus primarily on a set of themes as they relate to the former Soviet Union, as well as the post-Soviet, post-socialist successor countries. Discussion of texts and weekly films will focus on topics such as revolutionary history, gender, religion, material culture, collectivisation, privatisation, international development, nationalities, and ethnicity.