University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ANTH 2057 - The Anthropology of Drinking: From Water to Wine

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Winter School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 9 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Tutorial participation, Group workshop project, Critical Reflective Journal, Research essay
Syllabus:

Drinking is fundamental to our lives as human beings. We drink for biological reasons - to quench our thirsts and for physical nourishment - but drinking also has a deep cultural resonance across almost all human societies for a range reasons, and it is this significance that will be explored in this course. What we drink, and how, matters. From water to wine, coffee to kava, and all manner of other substances, drinking is often a crucial and meaning-laden part of our social worlds. It is important in processes of social cohesion, identity construction, and symbolic boundary-making. It is present in ritual and religion, medicine, economic exchange, and ideas of leisure, enjoyment and relaxation. And in some cases, drinking is also subject to social stigmatization, and can be linked to notions of moral impurity, pathology, and social disorder. Anthropology is an evolving and expanding field, and the study of drinking as a cultural phenomenon extends across a number of academic disciplines. While students participating in this course are not be required to have a background in anthropology, they will be expected to familiarise themselves with anthropological perspectives in addressing the subject matter. Throughout the course students will be introduced to a range of theories, and these will be used as ‘lenses’ through which to view and interrogate the cultural positioning of drinks and drinking. Ethnographic writing and film will be employed to examine and illuminate various ways drinking is performed and understood, and the functions and social relations of drinking will be analysed across a variety of cultural settings, including within contemporary Australia.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Winter School Mon 27/06/2022 Fri 01/07/2022 Thu 14/07/2022 Wed 20/07/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95253 LEC0 75 26 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95054 SE02 22 11 27 Jun - 11 Jul Monday 2pm - 5pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
29 Jun - 13 Jul Wednesday 2pm - 5pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
1 Jul - 15 Jul Friday 2pm - 5pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
95057 SE01 40 13 27 Jun - 11 Jul Monday 10am - 1pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
29 Jun - 13 Jul Wednesday 10am - 1pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
1 Jul - 15 Jul Friday 10am - 1pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
95280 SE03 13 2 27 Jun - 11 Jul Monday 2pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
29 Jun - 13 Jul Wednesday 2pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
1 Jul - 15 Jul Friday 2pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class