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ANTH2902 Aboriginal Art and Society
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2022 UWA (Perth) Face to face Not available in 2022 Albany Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 option in the Anthropology and Sociology major sequence
- Level 2 elective
- This unit introduces students to the anthropology of Australian Aboriginal visual art, focusing on various anthropological approaches to understanding the productions of individual artists within their respective sociocultural contexts. Frameworks derived from the sub-disciplines of visual anthropology, cultural anthropology, and the anthropology of art provide analytical structure for approaching an understanding of Australian Aboriginal art within the broader Australian postcolonial setting. Topics addressed may include art and its relationship to place; cultural creativity and the maintenance of religious knowledge; colour and aesthetics; contemporary art; regional perspectives and stylistic values; appropriation, copyright and intellectual property.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of key concepts within the anthropology/sociology of art and Aboriginal art in particular; (2) demonstrate understanding of analytical approaches to an anthropology of art; (3) demonstrate an ability to understand the role of art in the transmission and maintenance of cultural knowledge and values and the emergence of new ideas, and apply this insight to the role of art as a marker of cultural process; (4) demonstrate an ability to understand the nature and characteristics of regional perspectives and stylistic values and apply this insight to the categorisation of styles in Aboriginal art; and (5) demonstrate an ability to communicate anthropological and sociological ideas, principles and knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a range of formats (written, oral, visual etc.), and to understand issues of appropriation, copyright and intellectual property as these pertain to Australian Aboriginal art.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an in-class test; (2) research essay; and (3) lectorial participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Katie Glaskin
- Unit rules
- any Level 1 Arts unit
- Advisable prior study:
- anthropology or art history
- ANTH2224 Aboriginal Art: Production of Meaning
- Contact hours
- lectorials: 20 hours
- Prerequisites do not apply to exchange or external students.
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