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Units in Gender and Cultural Studies majors

GCST2613 - Everyday Life: Theories and Practices

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jennifer Elizabeth Germon


While much of our knowledge of everyday life is taken for granted, often considered ordinary or banal, the field of everyday life studies has provided one of the most important contributions to Cultural Studies. Drawing on critical thinkers including Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau and Raymond Williams as well as feminist approaches to the study of the everyday, this unit will explore some of the defining theories, practices and research methods in this exciting new field.


1x1000wd close reading assignment (20%), 1x2000wd observation task assignment (30%), 1x2000wd critical essay or photo essay (30%) and 1x1000wd group presentation (20%)


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


18 Junior credit points



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