[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Home Monash Info News and Events Campuses and Faculties Monash University
Monash University Handbooks


Locating Timor Loro Sae: East Timor in Cultural Context (6 points)


Leader: Penelope Graham

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit locates the emerging independent state of East Timor in its cultural context through a comparative ethnographic study of Timorese and neighbouring societies. It explores cultural practice in the region comparatively through a consideration of ecology and economic life; cosmology, ritual and religion; indigenous social organization; and issues of power, status, gender and other pressures involved in nation-building.

Assessment: Seminar participation: 20% + Oral presentation (equivalent to 1000 words): 20% + Book review exercise (1000 words): 20% + Essay (2000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first year sequence in Anthropology or History or Politics or Sociology or a cognate discipline or by permission

Prohibitions: COS2490/ANY3490/COS3490

Help | Contacts | Site Map | Staff Directory | Search