Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Anthropology and the Hellenic World

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


DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

DESCRIPTION Greece and the Greek world has occupied a privileged but ambiguous position in Anthropological thought. Likewise, the heritage of ancient Greek culture and civilization has had extraordinary influences on modern Greek culture ever since the establishment of the modern Greek state. This study-unit will examine how these two sets of forces have interacted and intersected in the production of anthropological thought, and the production of modern Greek culture. This study-unit at present is intensive and consists of daily lectures and seminars over a two-week period. The first hour is normally devoted to class presentations on current reading, the second hour to a discussion/lecture.

Reading List

A Reader of Selected Texts will be made available.

- Herzfeld M.: Anthropology through the Looking Glass.
- Hamilakis Yannis: The Nation and its Ruins.
- Paul Sant Cassia: Bodies of Evidence.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Paul Sant Cassia

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