Units of Study

WMST6903 - Gender, Media and Consumer Societies

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jane Park
Phone: +61 2 9351 7509
Email: jane.park@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit examines theories of consumption in regards to cultural and media products and practices. From the basis of sociology, cultural studies and gender theories, we will critically analyse different forms of belonging and identity that are created through these practices. We will also pay close attention to the critiques of globalisation and consumption, theories of the 'citizen consumer' and the realities of geo-political and economic inequalities that underpin many forms of consumption. The unit focuses on theories of culture, media and consumption, principally through the analyses of case studies.

Assessments

1x5000wd essay (100%)

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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