An introduction to the anthropological analysis of responses to death and dying, drawing on cross-cultural case studies and relevant anthropological theories of grief, mourning and funerary practice.
This paper contextualises a variety of historical and contemporary responses to death and critically examines the development of 'modern' death practices.
Paper is offered in yearly rotation with ANTH 228 Anthropology of Religion.
|Paper title||Rites of Passage: Death, Grief and Ritual|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- ANTH 103 or ANTH 105 or 54 points.
- ANTH 325
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- This paper is designed for students with and without strong backgrounds in Anthropology.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Understand some of the seminal anthropological approaches to the study of death and dying
- Relate intra- and inter-personal engagements with death and dying to broader social and cultural contexts of death and dying
- Critically discuss contemporary anthropological debates surrounding death and dying
- Introduce students to interplay between anthropological theories of death and theoretical analysis
- Teaching staff
Dr Susan Wardell
All readings on e reserve.
- Teaching Arrangements
One 2 hour lecture per week plus one tutorial per week.
Mixture of both internal assessment and exam.
- Course outline
Available on Blackboard from start of semester