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  1. YEAR 1: TERM 1: KEY READINGS IN WORLD HISTORY 11 items
    1. When viewed over the very long term, are human societies becoming more similar to or more different from one another?

    2. Session 1: thinking about beginnings 2 items
      1. Chapter 1: The original affluent society - Marshall Sahlins

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Session 2: Globalisation before modern times 2 items
      1. Introduction: A clash of civilizations? - D. Wengrow

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Session 3: origins of nationalism 3 items
      1. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson 2006

        Book Essential E-BOOK. INTRODUCTION.

      2. Chapter 3: origins of national consciousness - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Session 4: is the West really that different from the Rest? 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: the spirit of capitalism - Max Weber

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The invention of antiquity - Jack Goody

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: discussion of key question and chronological charts 1 item
        • No readings for this session

  2. YEAR 1: TERM 2: SCALE, METHOD AND COMPARISON IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PAST 12 items
    1. Can there by a unified method for studying the human past?

    2. Session 1: when the bottom dropped out of history 2 items
      1. The revolution in ethnological time - T. Trautmann 1992

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    3. Session 2: can we re-experience the past? 2 items
      1. The structural study of myth - Claude Lévi-Strauss

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Session 3: what is the archaeological record? 3 items
      1. The challenge of the Mousterian - Lewis Roberts Binford

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 7: contextual archaeology - Ian Hodder, Scott Hutson

        Chapter Essential Chapter 8: is entitled "Contextual archaeology", but the text differs from the digitised reading above

      3. Chapter 12: Contextual archaeology - Ian Hodder, Scott Hutson

        Chapter Essential E-book

    5. Session 4: what are civilizations? 2 items
      1. Civilizations: their elements and forms - Marcel Mauss

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: where is archaeology going? 2 items
  3. YEAR 2: TERM 1: INTERPRETING SOCIETY: KEY TEXTS 11 items
    1. What are societies and why do they (or don't they) change?

    2. Session 1: Foundation thinkers 2 items
      1. Emile Durkheim - Raymond Aron

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading. SUB-SECTIONS 1: 'DE LA DIVISION DU TRAVAIL SOCIAL', 2: 'LE SUICIDE' AND 5: 'LES REGLES DE LA METHOSE SOCIOLOGIQUE'.

      2. The myth of the dialectic - Edmund Wilson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading.

    3. Session 2: contract, morality and exchange 2 items
      1. The gift: the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies - Marcel Mauss 2002

        Book Essential E-book: Read Chapter 1 : The exchange of gifts and the obligation to reciprocate (Polynesia) : Chapter 2 : The Extension of this System Liberality, Honour, Money

      2. Chapter 2: the myth of barter - David Graeber

        Chapter Essential

    4. Session 3: ritual and religion 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: Territorial passage - Arnold van Gennep

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Why Religion Is Nothing Special but Is Central - Maurice Bloch 2008

        Article Essential E-journal

    5. Session 4: Habitus and practice theory 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: structures and the Habitus - Pierre Bourdieu

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The domestication of society - Ian Hodder

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: boundaries and their transgression 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: Secular defilement - Mary Douglas

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  4. YEAR 2: TERM 2: INTERPRETING CULTURE: KEY TEXTS 11 items
    1. What are cultures and why do they (or don't they) change?

    2. Session 1: culture, knowledge and innovation 2 items
      1. The science of the concrete - Claude Lévi-Strauss

        Chapter Essential (Read only up to p.22). Digitised reading

      2. Magic and science, ancient and modern - G. E. R. Lloyd

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Session 2: speculative thought and the interpretation of misfortune 2 items
      1. Witchcraft, oracles, and magic among the Azande - Evans-Pritchard, E. E., Gillies, Eva 1976

        Book Essential PART 1, CHAPTERS 1, 2 AND 4

      2. The way things are said - Jeanne Favret-Saada

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading.

    4. Session 3: the archaeology and anthropology of emotion 2 items
      1. Introduction: Grief and a headhunter's rage - Renato Rosaldo

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Session 4: culture and cognition 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: Biological and cultural inheritance - Michael Tomasello

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: body, sex and gender 2 items
      1. Chapter 8 - No nature, no culture: The Hagen case - Carol P. MacCormack

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  5. YEAR 3: TERM 1:CASE STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE 10 items
    1. People make things, but in what sense do things also make people?

    2. Session 1: regimes of value 1 item
    3. Session 2: putting technology back into society and society into technology 2 items
      1. Fetishised objects and humanised nature: towards an anthropology of technology - B. Pfaffenberger 1988

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    4. Session 3: the power of images 2 items
      1. Prehistories of commodity branding - D. Wengrow 2008

        Article Essential Electronic journal. PLEASE ALSO READ COMMENTS BY EXPERTS AND AUTHOR'S RESPONSE.

    5. Session 4: maintaining boundaries 2 items
      1. Introduction - Fredrik Barth

        Chapter Essential

      2. Materialising identities: an African perspective - O. P. Grosselain 2000

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    6. Session 5: forms of memory 2 items
      1. Chapter 1: evolution and communication - Jack Goody

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The role of memory in the transmission of culture - M. J. Rowlands 1993

        Article Essential Electronic journal

  6. YEAR 3: TERM 2: CASE STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE 10 items
    1. Why do archaeology and anthropology matter?

    2. Session 1: anthropology of world religions 2 items
      1. An anthropologist's introduction - Michael Gilsenan

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Introduction - Louis Dumont, Mark Sainsbury, Basia Gulati

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Session 2: political anthropology and archaeology 2 items
      1. Sacred elections - M. Banerjee 2007

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      2. Farewell to the ‘childhood of man’: ritual, seasonality, and the origins of inequality - David Wengrow, David Graeber 06/2015

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    4. Session 3: dissertation talks 1 item
        • No readings for this session

    5. Session 4: who owns the past? 2 items
      Read the Declaration on Universal Museums, then choose a case study from the 'Looting Matters' website to discuss in tutorial (links below)
      1. Looting Matters

        Website Essential Electronic resource

    6. Session 5: who owns the past (2) - Cultural property 2 items
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