Discover Social Anthropology
|Dates:||26 June 2015|
|Times:||09:45 - 15:45|
|What is it:||Outreach and enrichment activities|
|Organiser:||Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team|
|Who is it for:||Post 16|
What makes men and women different?... How do elites maintain their power?... Does the supernatural exist?... What do clothes say about the wearer?... Are you what you eat?...
…If any of these questions are ones you’d like to answer, then come along to Discover Social Anthropology and find out more! The Discover Social Anthropology Day offers invaluable insight into the study of social and cultural diversity across the world. This day caters both for students with some knowledge of anthropology and those who know little but are curious! With its prime focus on ‘world cultures’, you can come to social anthropology with a wide range of academic backgrounds and enthusiasms. As well as an interest in politics, economics, law, kinship and religion, for example, social anthropology also focuses on language, images, aesthetics, dance, the body, music, ritual and so on. In fact, it is interested in all the diverse, creative and destructive things that human beings get up to.
Through a range of interactive sessions including talks, workshops, film/discussion and a tour, participants will gain hands-on experience of this fascinating subject area and how it is taught at Manchester. Participants will work with social anthropologists who are currently carrying out research in different parts of the world and who teach the subject at Manchester, and there will be plenty of opportunities during the day to put your questions to staff and current students.
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