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AT3526: EMOTION, SELF AND SOCIETY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 01 Nov 2017 15:48


Course Overview

This course addresses the anthropological study of emotion and self. It covers the different theoretical approaches to emotion, self and subjectivity. The broad questions addressed revolve around the cultural construction of emotion and self, and the entanglement of psychodynamic processes and power in the formation of the subject. The topics covered include anger and fear, grief and compassion, personhood, technologies of self and subjectification, identification and melancholia.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Arnar Arnason

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of AT2003 Understanding Social Relations (Passed) or AT2005 Political Anthropology (Passed) or BSc Medical Science (Medical Humanities) (Studied)
  • Either AT2006 Anthropological Approaches to Religion (Passed) or BSc Medical Science (Medical Humanities) (Studied)
  • One of AT2509 Anthropology, History and Colonialism (Passed) or AT2511 Colonialism Re-Imagined (Passed) or BSc Medical Science (Medical Humanities) (Studied)
  • Either AT2512 Anthropology and Imperialism (Passed) or BSc Medical Science (Medical Humanities) (Studied)
  • Either Anthropology (AT) (Studied) or BSc Medical Science (Medical Humanities) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AT3026 Emotion, Self and Society (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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. Throughout an emphasis will be put on the links between subjection and power.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

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

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Written and verbal feedback will be given on students essays.

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