FACULTY : Humanities
DEPARTMENT : Anthropology and Development Studies
CAMPUS : APK
MODULE : ATL2B
SEMESTER : Second
EXAM TYPE : Take-home Supplementary
DATE : SESSION
ESSOR(S) : Dr Gcobani Qambela, Professor Justin Bradfield, and Professor Joost Fontein
DURATION : 48 Hours MARKS : 100
NUMBER OF PAGES: 2
1. Answer ALL THE QUESTIONS AS INSTRUCTED
2. Number your answers clearly
3. Answer section A (Question 1), Section A (Question 2) and section B in separate WORD documents.
4. Format: Arial 12, 1.5 line spacing, fully justified.
5. Please include your name, surname and student number as a cover page in lieu of acknowledging the plagiarism declaration.
6. Please reference both in-text as well as include a reference list at the end of each section.
7. Please note that marks will be awarded to format, content, structure, language and the student’s ability to create an argument.
8. Once you have completed this exam, please upload both section A (question 1), Section A (Question 2) and Section B under the turn-it-in links provided on Blackboard.
Describe how archaeologists use use-trace analysis to ascertain the probable function of artefacts. Please confine your answer to half a page. (15 Marks)
In his recent work, Qambela (2021) has challenged canonical theories of amaXhosa masculinities in anthropology. Additionally, anthropologists as Becker, Boonzaier and Owen (2005) have tasked us to pay attention to issues of power in fieldwork in order to produce politically and historically grounded ethnography. Starting with Qambela (2021), Becker, Boonzaier and Owen (2005) and others, write an essay wherein you critically unpack how we read and think about ethnographic “classics” in contemporary times. In your response, pay particular attention to issues of power in how we have read, understood and interrogated “classics” in contemporary ethnography. (35 Marks)
Answer one of the following essay questions:
1. Bourdieu’s notion of ‘habitus’ explains how social structures endure, not how they change. Discuss.
2. ‘In order to be effective, mimicry must continually produce its slippage, its excess, its difference’ (BHABHA 1994). Discuss.
3. Why does Strathern say feminism and anthropology mock each other?
4. ‘Foucault’s discourses on power cannot account for what produces power itself’(SANGREN 1995). Discuss.
5. So, ‘Can the thing speak?’ (HOLBRAAD 2011)?
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