Units of Study

GCST2630 - Consumer Cultures

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Elspeth Probyn
Phone: +61 2 9351 7389
Email: elspeth.probyn@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

1x1000wd in-class exam (25%), 1x1000wd critical analysis of media (25%), 1x2000wd case study (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013

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

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