KINSHIP, GENDER AND MARRIAGE

ANT3KAM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Anthropologists have long been fascinated by kinship and marriage, which are central to human social organisation and to relationships of gender and power. In this subject we look at how anthropological approaches to these forms of relationships have changed over time and critically assess recent work in this field. We examine the role and significance of kinship and marriage in many different societies, looking at the diverse ways humans create families, and topics such as the concept of love and the darker side of kinship - family violence. The future of kinship and marriage will also be considered, in the light of continuing social change and the development of new reproductive technologies.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Lee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT2KAM

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply kinship terminology and notation to a complex genealogical diagram.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial exercises; genealogical exercise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Construct a complex kinship diagram using genealogical information.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial exercises; genealogical exercise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Critically examine the local and global dimensions of social and cultural changes to kinship and marriage.

Activities:
Lectures; films; tutorial discussions of readings; worksheets based on tutorial readings; essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

04. Critique a range of texts in the field of kinship studies.

Activities:
Tutorial discussions of readings; worksheets based on tutorial readings; essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Evaluate different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of kinship and marriage.

Activities:
Lectures; films; tutorial discussions of readings; worksheets based on tutorial readings; essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

06. Produce a sustained and complex written argument about a specific topic in kinship studies.

Activities:
Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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