Department of Anthropology

Christopher Farrell

PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Christopher Farrell



Social and cultural anthropology; affect; memory; abandoned places; post-industrial landscapes; Western Europe; space and place; Britain; ageing; class; health and wellbeing; the ordinary; identity; aesthetics; temporality; visual impairment.


ANT 305 • Expressive Culture

31610-31620 • Fall 2018
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:00AM RLP 0.112

The purpose of this course is to introduce the concept of culture as a crucial dimension of human life. Because we tend to think of thought and action as stemming from individual impulses, we find the notion of a shared, highly variable, but influential force in our lives hard to fathom.  Even if we speak of "society" as a familiar concept, we tend to make of it a uniform, oppressive force, some institution outside ourselves that we individually confront and oppose. Yet only if we can learn to recognize how deeply we share certain assumptions and inclinations with others--but only some others, and to varying degrees--can we appreciate the degree to which culture inheres within us and makes us who we are.


MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology, University College London; BA Anthropology and Archaeology, Durham University.

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