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This course explores new directions in how we think about humans and other species. Recent years have seen an upsurge in interest in how the social sciences and humanities deal with animals, plants and other organisms and we scrutinise these cutting edge ideas in depth. A lot of emphasis is placed on trying to think through real life encounters and issues, from a walk in the park to new revelations about life from the bottom of the ocean. Although the focus is on anthropological work, the course should appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course is focussed on relations between humans and nonhumans, particularly animals and plants. A range of disciplinary approaches will be explored, including history, cultural geography, natural science and science and technology studies, as well as anthropology. The course involves advanced themes in environmental anthropology and will examine research that has emerged during the recent 'more-than-human' trend in the social sciences and humanities. Topics covered include theoretical approaches for bringing non-humans into the social sciences, the Anthropocene and multispecies ethnography, hunting and domestication, ethics and economics, technology, naming, engagement and detachment and the wider implications of a more-than-human anthropology.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): essay, 3,000 words (30%); tutorial review, ten 300 words (30%); project, 4,000 words (40%).
There are no assessments for this course.