Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ANT3043

 
TITLE Society and Culture in Africa

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

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

 
DESCRIPTION Objectives:

Through key anthropological texts, students explore each week crucial themes in African culture and society, beginning with historical overviews, but concentrating on the anthropology and political economy of Africa as it has been analysed from the mid-20th century up to the present.

Content:

Themes include: kinship and social organisation; economics as a cultural system; rationality, science and witchcraft; ancestors, gods, and the philosophy of religion; sex and gender studies; colonization; nations and nationalism; recent representations and popular discourse.

Reading List:

- J. Illiffe, Africans: The History of a Continent (Cambridge, 1995);
- R. Grinker, C. Steiner (eds), Perspectives on Africa: A reader in Culture, Hisory, and Representation (Blackwell, 1997).

Method of teaching:

Lectures and Tutorials. This is a reading course.


 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Paul M. Clough

 
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