Comprehensive Learning Abilities for Educators and Organisations
Introduction to Social Anthropology


The course offers students studying related courses an opportunity to explore the beginnings of the fundamental shift in our socio-economic development over the last sixty years and is designed to examine the changing role of women following the end of the Second World War and the implications that this has had in moving from once closely controlled family groups into units of independent belonging. The course addresses the role, of working women, the rise of consumerism and the steady undermining of the establishment throughout the sixties leading to those transformations in belonging that are now embedded within contemporary social structures with the course drawing heavily on the following material.
  • Bedarida F (1990) ‘Social History of England’ (1851 – 1990) Routledge
  • Thompson E P (1963) ‘The Making of the English Working Class’ Penguin Books
  • Kent S K (1991) ‘Gender Power in Britain’ (1640 – 1990) Routledge
  • Smart C & Neale B (1989) ‘Family Fragments’ Polity Press
Carl Larsson's Christmas Eve 1904
Carl Larsson's Christmas Eve 1904


Corporate and Occupational Filmed Ethnography is a research led technique designed to evaluate organisational procedure, performance and operational effectiveness. It is able to capture on film aspects of organisational behaviour and operational procedures, providing factual evidence for the design of jobs, corporate restructuring and assessments for planned maintenance programmes. In essence COFE offers enabling techniques for identifying specific areas of concern or `organisational pain` often to be interpreted as a signal that something is wrong. (Lawrence (1954) and Bauer (1995)
Race for the New World Frederick Remington's the Smoke Signal
“Smoke Signals” Frederick Sackrider Remington 1861 – 1909.
Ethnography could be described as an anthropological written account of a specific culture usually carried out by way of participant observation. Corporate and Occupational Filmed Ethnography or COFE is an attempt to more graphically explain organisational culture through filming, alongside and in harmony with, an objectively presented voice over.

Paintings Courtesy of the Springville Museum of Art, Springville Utah
“After the Days Work” (1949) by Mikhial Bozhi and “Rye is Almost Ready” by Vyachesla Fedorov (1955)