Faculty of Arts


Special Topic: Anthropology and Art


How do we define 'art'? Do all societies have 'art'? What is at stake in applying the word 'art' to a people for whom such a concept is irrelevant? Or in excluding a creatively produced object from a category of 'art'? Anthropology and Art considers anthropological frameworks for the understanding of the wide range of material objects produced by people around the world and how they engage human experiences and cultural forms.

The course examines the intersection of aesthetic and cultural practices by considering issues such as creativity, symbolism, and the politics of representation in the understanding of 'art' in human history and culture.

Availability 2022

Semester 1




ANTHRO 747: 15.0 points

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