Things that Matter: the Material Culture of Australia's Past
Track Australia's relationship with the material things we use to define our culture. View material culture through historical, Indigenous and modern lenses. Identify how we layer meaning onto material things. Learn about online material culture.
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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critique the relationship between ideology and practice in material culture studies
- compare and contrast approaches to the Indigenous, historical and modern material culture fields
- develop knowledge of the ethical and conceptual basis of material culture analysis
- explore archival material culture
- analyse the meanings and presentation of material culture.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- USA-ABT15-Aboriginal People, History and Colonialism (No longer available)
- USA-ABT13-Aboriginal Cultures (No longer available)
One of the three group subjects plus the common prerequisites listed above, or approval of the Subject Coordinator.
No additional requirements
The student will demonstrate advanced understanding through the application of knowledge and reflection in authentic problem solving in modern material culture analysis, theory and practice in material culture, Indigenous material culture, historical archaeology, ethics and sensitivities, online material culture, interpretation of material culture, cross-disciplinary methodologies and material culture of different places of meaning.
- 1000 words (20%)
- 2300 words (50%)
- 1200 words (30%)
Current study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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