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Hidden Transcripts: Cultural Approaches to the Past (12 points)


Leader: Jane Drakard

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines new approaches in anthropology and history, specifically the development of 'ethnohistory', a theoretical perspective and growing body of work which attempt to understand the past through culture. This includes investigating the ways in which culturally oriented reading strategies have been used to uncover the 'hidden transcripts' encoded in texts, rituals and events. Particular emphasis will be placed on the way these strategies might be applied in the preparation of honours dissertations.

Assessment: Essay (5000 words): 60% + Additional essay (2000 words): 20% + Examination (2 hours): 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: HSY4950. HYM5950

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