This course offers an introduction into anthropological approaches to the study of modernity and globalisation in Asia. Relevant themes that have attracted anthropological interest include changing traditions and popular culture, adaptive custom and cosmopolitanism, migration and citizenship, identity politics and social movements as well as distinctive and emergent forms of governance in both collective and self-cultivating forms of expression. Drawing on a rich corpus of ethnographic research from anthropologists past and present, the course will provide students with conceptual and analytical tools to appreciate adaptive cultural practices in comparative terms, to review and appreciate the key anthropological debates and influential works in the study of modernity, and to introduce students to ethnographic approaches for researching and writing on modernity and contemporary ethnographies of global connection.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Having completed this course students will be able to:
- Describe how anthropologists have approached the study of Asia;
- Critically use concepts and tools from the discipline of anthropology to develop, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about Asia;
- Evaluate how the study of Asia has influenced the discipline of anthropology;
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (20%); Short essay, 1500 words (30%); Long essay, 3000 words (50%)
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Workload1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAll readings will be available on-line
All readings will be available on-line
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3303||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|