Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 204

Ethnography of Island Polynesia


Description

This course considers the cultures and societies of Polynesia from a variety of vantage points. What is distinctive about Polynesian culture and society? What is the origin/s of Polynesia? How are Polynesian islands and atolls affected by climate change? How and why are Polynesian cultures alike? How do they differ?

These questions are explored through indigenous Polynesian, anthropological and historical accounts and scholarship. Emphasis will be on currently debated issues in anthropology about concepts of "tradition" and "modernity", health, politics and cultural representation in Island Polynesia.

Availability 2020

Summer School

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Phyllis Herda

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ANTHRO 204: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ANTHRO 100 or 30 points in Anthropology, Māori Studies or Pacific Studies, or 45 points in BGlobalSt courses


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