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Pacific Cultures: Kings, Cannibals and Other Mysteries - ANTH300

This unit offers an examination of the history and anthropology of the peoples of the Pacific region. The first half of the unit will be spent reading and discussing two key classical monographs to explore the histories of exploration and ethnographic study of 'traditional' societies. In the second half of the course we will focus more on how cultures change and the ways we can make sense of indigenous representations and historicities. We will investigate how different forms of historical consciousness are both culturally and temporally specific and how these prompts for contemplation of the past might feature in our formal histories.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jaap Timmer

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


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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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