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An advanced 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 title||Rites of Passage: Death, Grief and Ritual|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- 18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
- ANTH 225
- Schedule C
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- This paper is designed for students with and without strong backgrounds in Anthropology.
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- Teaching staff
- Required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library using course reserve.
- Course outline
Will be available on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
Understand some of the seminal anthropological approaches/theories around the study of death and dying
Link specific death-related practices to broader social and cultural contexts
Identify the role of cultural values in debates around ethics and care in relation to death, dying, and the dead
Critically and reflexively consider the scope and limits of academic knowledge about grief and mourning