Politics of Heritage : Singapore and the Region

The module focuses on the relationship between cultural heritage and contemporary political and social situations. It is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore a range of theoretical and intellectual issues from the fields of anthropology, geography and archaeology on cultural heritage and the roles that place and material culture play within the enactment of social practices. It draws upon historical and contemporary case studies provide real world problems for engaging with the theoretical components of the module. There is an emphasis upon debate, discussion, and problem oriented individual and group projects. Several day trips around Singapore, as well as an extended field trip to Cambodia are offered as part of the module.

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