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2014 KAA304 Anthropology of Development

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Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: Required texts: Jean-Pierre Oliveir de Sardan (2005) Anthropology of Development and the Anthropology of Development reader through UniPrint

Not Offered


Students explore anthropological perspectives on economic and social development processes and interventions in a wide range of contexts in Australia and internationally. An anthropological perspective on community, regional and international development processes highlights the role of culture, values, discourses and institutions in defining what is 'desirable' development and how to achieve it. Students will develop a familiarity with development processes across different cultural contexts as well as a critical perspective on development policy and practice.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Conceptual Essay of 500 words (20%), Ethnographic Activity of 1,000 words (30%), Project or Policy Case Study and Analysis of 2,500 words (40%), Workshop Participation (On campus) (10%) or Tutorial Participation (Distance) (10%).


From 7th January to Friday 18th January there will be pre-readings accessed through MyLO followed by four face-to-face full intensive days on Monday 21st January, Tuesday 22nd January, Thursday 24th January and Friday 25th January.Work towards the final assessment piece will take place in the final three weeks.

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - W
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq Four units at Intermediate Level in any discipline

STAFF: Assoc Prof Robyn Eversole (Unit Coordinator)

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