BEING HUMAN: UNDERSTANDING OUR MATERIAL AND DIGITAL WORLDS
- Module code: AN168
- Credits: 7.5
- Semester: 1
- Department: ANTHROPOLOGY
- Coordinator: Dr Pauline Garvey (ANTHROPOLOGY)
This module looks at anthropological approaches to material, digital and visual culture. We will first consider object worlds in some detail, and focus on cloth and clothing, fashion and faith, recycling and fashion revolution. As an object of material and visual culture, cloth is frequently co-opted as a vehicle for multiple social and cultural agendas. The hijab, for example, - this single piece of cloth - acts as a lighting rod for emotive stereotypes regarding race, religion, gender and geopolitical forces. We will then place take these insights and consider how people create their own worlds through online interactions and visual media. Student participation and peer discussion will be expected in all sessions.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
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