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Modernities in the Making: Indigenous Peoples and Colonial Cultures (6 points)


Leader: Penelope Graham

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit explores the emergence of diverse 'modern' ways of life cross-culturally, especially as these stem from the varied contexts of indigenous peoples' encounters with forms of colonial power. Starting from a critique of the notion of 'unchanging' tradition, the focus is on the differing agendas and cultural processes which shaped relations between local peoples and colonial agents intent on re-constituting aspects of their social and cultural life.

Assessment: Tutorial participation: 10% + Oral presentation (equivalent to 1000 words) 25% + Book review (1000 words): 25% + 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: COS2530/ANY3530/COS3530

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