Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
Melanesia has long provided anthropology with some of its more challenging ethnographies, and stimulated theoretical developments regarding exchange, kinship, politics, gender and ecology. These domains will be explored through a discussion of the aesthetics of Melanesian sociality, tacking back and forth between current issues and earlier ethnographies, with the aim of apprehending the predicaments of contemporary life. We will also consider the continuing stimulus for anthropology, and discuss recent methodological moves which make deliberate borrowings from Melanesia. One objective will be to describe what a truly Melanesian anthropology would look like.
Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar.
Scheduled learning hours: 44
Guided independent study hours: 256
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination or Take-Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination or Take-Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
Module coordinator: Dr T Crook
Module teaching staff: Dr T Crook