|01243016||Faculty of Humanities|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120|
|Mrs I Kriel|
|Prof I Pikirayi|
The honours degree entails one year of full-time study and comprises of coursework, ethnographic field research and examinations, as well as a research report of 10 000 words based on field research which must be completed by the end of the academic year.
Students must conduct at least 5 weeks of fieldwork and are also required to attend departmental seminars.
• If deemed necessary additional modules will be required.
• Students with a mark between 60% and 65% could be considered under special conditions. Apply to programme manager(s).
Minimum credits: 120
Anthropology of money and economy
This module entails an examination of anthropological approaches to the conceptualization and study of economic institutions and processes involved in production, exchange and distribution. It studies the history and theoretical foundations of economic anthropology with an emphasis on recent approaches to the study of economic life, specifically the 'human economy'.
Theory and practice of participant observation. Other techniques of data collection used by anthropologists. Organisation and use of field notes. Reflexivity and fieldwork. Practical application of research methods.
Globalisation and localisation. Multiculturalism and its multiple meanings. Politics of identity in the postmodern age of neo-liberal capitalism.
The production of ethnographic texts, reflexivity in ethnographic writing, postmodernism, contemporary concerns about ethnographic texts and the “crisis of representation”. A critical reading of three recent ethnographies.
A limited ethnographic research project on an approved topic, leading to an research report.
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