Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ANT3016

 
TITLE Anthropology of Religion

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

 
DESCRIPTION Objective:

This course has two principal aims. First, it offers a conceptual framework within which the creation, endorsement, contestation, and corruption of meaning may be understood. Second, this framework is tested against a range of ethnographic studies, both classic and contemporary.

Content:

Questions and debates that are explored include: how concepts and ritual behaviour relate to social institutions; religion's relationship to culture; the relationship between communication, expression, and performance; agency and the constitution of the subject. Particular reference is made to a range of ethnographic studies related to Mediterranean cases, both classic and contemporary, especially from the twentieth century.

Reading List:

- Lambek, Michael (ed.), A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion (Oxford/Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2002); Peristiany, J.G. and J. Pitt-Rivers (eds.), Honour and Grace in Anthropology (Cambridge/New York/Victoria: Cambridge UP, 1992).



 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 50%
Examination (1 Hour) Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Jean-Paul Baldacchino

 
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