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AT 3026 / AT 3526
EMOTION, SELF AND SOCIETY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Arnason

Pre-requisite(s): 15 credits in anthropology at Level 1 or 2.

Note(s): This course will be available in the second half-session of 2012/13 as AT 3526.

The course will address the anthropological study of emotion and self. It will cover different theoretical approaches in this area of anthropology. It will discuss the question of the cultural construction of emotion and selfhood. It will discuss the politics of emotion in general and compassion in particular. Questions will be raised about the construction of mental illness and therapy. Throughout an emphasis will be put on the links between subjection and power.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one-hour tutorial a week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment of 2,000 word essay (40%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).