Units of Study
GCST2630 - Consumer Cultures
Winter Main, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Elspeth Probyn
This unit will introduce students to the dominant theories concerning practices of consumption and production, as well as different cultures and contexts of consumption. The unit will consider, for instance, how practices produce different identities, and how they can serve to stratify us socially. We will analyse the role of media, including advertising and marketing, as an essential element in reproducing cultures of consumption. Throughout the unit, case studies will demonstrate different methods for studying practices of consumption and production.
1x1000wd in-class exam (25%), 1x1000wd critical analysis of media (25%), 1x2000wd case study (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013
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