Theoretical Issues in Anthropology: Precepts and Practice II

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof David Graeber OLD 6.10, Prof Laura Bear OLD 6.09 and Dr Fenella Cannell OLD 6.07


This course is available on the MPhil/ PhD in Anthropology. This course is not available as an outside option.

This seminar is for 3rd and 4th year MPhil/PhD post-fieldwork students.

Course content

The course examines key theoretical concepts and approaches in anthropology. It focuses on a number of areas, including post-structuralist and post-modernist theory; theories of the person and the body; theories of gender; theories of social change; theories of distribution and consumption; theories of religion and ritual; and such theoretical issues as are determined from time to time to be relevant to the course participants.


10 hours of seminars in the MT. 10 hours of seminars in the LT. 8 hours of seminars in the ST.

Fortnightly seminars in each of the MT, LT and ST.


This course is not assessed.

Key facts

Department: Anthropology

Total students 2015/16: Unavailable

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

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