During your second year, you will develop your anthropological methods and skills through continuing to engage in fieldwork, thinking about the politics and priorities in creating and exhibiting different cultural artefacts, and learning about marginalized communities in early modern Europe. You will have the opportunity to explore a specialist subject area to increase your interdisciplinary understanding and explore potential areas for work or further study.
ANTH503 Applying Anthropology
Professionalism, activism, development anthropology, medical anthropology public participation, criticism and colonialism.
ANTH506 Anthropology of Business
This module uses ethnographic evidence from across the world and examines the different ways humans exploit their environments to make a living. Focus will be on the social construction of “value” and on the production, distribution, accumulation and consumption of resources. We will also consider the impact of economic practices on other aspects of society (e.g. religion, politics, kinship, etc.) and vice versa.
ANTH507 Anthropology of Humour and Laughter
This module examines the social, cultural, economic and political dimensions of laughter and humour. Central to the debates discussed will be extent to which humour is culturally defined, whether laughter is an effective form of creating social solidarity and punishing those who break social norms, and whether mockery, irony, sarcasm, and ridicule - particularly when power loses control over it - can be a powerful tool of social resistance and transformation. Students also produce a piece of ethnographic work during the module.
ARHI502 Collecting and Exhibiting Cultures in the 19th and 20th Centuries
This module examines historical and contemporary cultures of collection, exhibition, and display. Artworks and objects will be considered from a range of international contexts. Specific attention will be given to the politics and ideologies of art ownership, theft, looting, and repatriation.
HIST522 Talking History, Seeing History: Research Methods in Visual and Oral History
This module investigates the use of oral, material & visual sources as a means of investigating the past. Also, the contextualisation of historical sources and questions in the wider historiographical literature.
SOC2525 Gender, Sex and Sexuality
This module introduces students to the sociology of gender, sex and sexuality. It interrogates these concepts with particular reference to identity, activism and social change. It focuses on substantive issues, such as transgender, intersex, masculinities/femininities, bodies, family, media, work, culture and community. It develops an understanding of the similarities, differences and intersections between gender, sex, sexuality and other social signifiers of difference/diversity.