ANTH302-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Politics, Power and Capitalism

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course poses fundamental questions about the domain of "the political" in relation to interest, influence, and power. It applies these concerns to the dominant social, political, and economic system of our times - capitalism. Concerned with its historical and geographical spread, its ideological manifestations, its crises, and its oppositional movements, it introduces students to critical ethnographies that explore issues of wealth and inequality, protest and control, and the role of military, technological, and economic power in contemporary societies.


Any 30 points at 200 level from ANTH or SOCI, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 101 Lectorial
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly discussion briefs and peer feedback 10%
Key thinker profile 13 Mar 2020 20% 1600 words
Video essay analysis 16 Apr 2020 20% Freedom and neoliberal management - 1600 words
Critical engagement 08 May 2020 20% 1600 words
Final essay 09 Jun 2020 30% 3000 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,641.00

International fee $7,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All ANTH302 Occurrences

  • ANTH302-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023