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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment of 2,000 word essay (40%).
Written and verbal feedback will be given on students essays.