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Ecological Anthropology: Body and Place - ANTH304

We live in a geological epoch increasingly referred to as the ‘Anthropocene’—a term that references the profound impact industrialised human society has had on the environment. The central concern of this unit is to consider the complex ‘entanglements’ that characterise life in the Anthropocene. How might we think about the range of relationships that humans have with other species, be they animal or plant, as well as human relationships with entities such as minerals, forests and rivers? We will explore theoretical concerns such as interspecies relations, toxic ‘externalities’ and non-human agency, as well as learning about specific case studies that deal with resource extraction, hunting and poaching, deforestation and others.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Dr Eve Vincent

(39cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ANTH381
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

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