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Anthropology of Human Rights and Intervention - ANTH818

This unit offers an overview of anthropology of human rights. Human rights, broadly understood, is a field that employs anthropology, especially as many difficult issue for the human rights movement today revolve specifically around cultural diversity, whether multiculturalism is successful, and how to bring about culture change to increase respect for human rights. This unit examines the difficult issues that arise when trying to apply human rights and humanitarian principles across cultures. Although we consider critical perspectives on human rights, we will also focus on how anthropology might contribute to human rights practice around the globe.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Dr Chris Vasantkumar

Admission to MDevStud or MGlobalHlthDevStud or MSocEntre or GradCertGlobalHlthDevStud or MDevStudGlobalHlth or GradCertDevStudGlobalHlth or MAppAnth or MDevCult or MPASR or GradDipPASR or GradDipPP or MPPP or MSecStrategicStud or MCrim or MIntell or MCTerrorism or MPPPMDevStud or MPPPMPASR or MPASRMDevStud or GradDipSIA or GradCertSIA or MPH or 4cp in ANTH units at 800 level Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

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