Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2134: Ethnography of the Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Ross Porter (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
In this course you will explore a range of themes animating the anthropology of the Middle East, from classic theories of tribal egalitarianism to the workings of statist ideology, and from revolutionary morality to everyday Islamic ethics. You will learn what is distinctive about anthropology as a discipline, its method, and how anthropologists who work in the region have approached questions of culture, difference, power, and value. Each week we explore a different anthropological concept through grounded ethnographic insights from the region.