S-27 - Socijalna antropologija

Course specification
Type of study
Study programme
Course title
AcronymStatusSemesterNumber of classesESPB
S-274П + В5.0
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
ConditionОблик условљености
Enrolled 4 semesters
The goal
In order to efficiently adoption of theoretical and methodological framework of contemporary sociology (major paradigms and discourses), this course analyze the most attractive phenomena in modern society: globalization, identity, biopolitics, vaccination, feminism, film, migration, terrorism, political manipulation, etc. Since a successful analysis of today's most attractive phenomena requires the application of theoretical and methodological knowledge, this subject through the students most interesting examples encourages their adoption.
The outcome
Introduction to the theoretical and methodological framework of contemporary sociology (contemporary paradigms and discourses) and the possibilities of their application in understanding and explaining contemporary social phenomena.
1. Historical development of sociology. Positivist, sociological and symbolic phase 2. The order of paradigms and discourses. The notion of paradigm and discourse. Universal, general, theoretical and conceptual paradigm 3. Globalization. Globalization as the expansion of the Western concept of identity (power, profit, individualism and entertainment) into a global identity space. Political, economic, social and cultural dimension and institutions of globalization 4. Identity. Forms of collective identification (Demos, Ethnos, Laos) 5. Personality. Aesthetic, ethical and religious phase in personality development 6. Social control. Practices, mechanisms and instruments of social control 7. Film. Film as an instrument of identity engineering 8. Biopolitics. Living space and sustainable development 9. Vaccination. Biopolitical function of immunization . Agenda 21 case studies 10. Feminism. Depopulation as the biopolitical role of feminism. Agenda 21 case studies 11. The political use of fear. Civilization, psychological and social dimension of fear 12. Political manipulation. Managing electoral behavior of the electorate 13. Geopolitics. Geopolitical subjects of Western civilization. Eurasianism 14. Managing meaning. Apartness of the sign, meaning, signified, sender, recipient 15. Media. The social role of mass media
Methods of teaching
Teaching will be performed in the form of lectures and exercises. Lectures will be structured through thematic theoretical lectures of the teaching units and discussion. Exercises will be organized through a theoretical analysis of literature whose understanding the student proves by continuously creating and defending seminar work. During the semester, through lectures and exercises, the teaching lessons will be examined partially through two obligatory colloquiums. After fulfilled pre-examination obligations (colloquiums and seminar papers), students gain the right to lay the entire teaching matter in the form of academic talk (final exam).
  1. 1. Nemanja Đukić, Osnovni fenomeni našeg vremena, Balkanološki istraživački centar, Banja Luka, 2017. (Original title)
  2. 2. Nemanja Đukić (prir.), Evroazijski pogled, Zbornik radova Balkanološkog istraživačkog centra, Balkanološki istraživački centar, Banja Luka, 2016. (Original title)
  3. 3. Nemanja Đukić, Fenomenološka sociologija. Prilog fenomenologiji Balkana, Balkanološki istraživački centar, Banja Luka, 2015. (Original title)
  4. 4. Nemanja Đukić, Eshatologija i politika. Ogledi o Srpskoj ideji, Udruženje sociologa-Banja Luka, Banja Luka, 2014. (Original title)
  5. 5. Nemanja Đukić, Socijalna kontrola, Udruženje sociologa-Banja Luka, Banja Luka, 2014. (Original title)
Knowledge check forms and grading
Knowledge testing will be carried out during the semester through colloquium and seminar papers, and at the end of the semester in the form of an academic talk.