Units of Study

GCST3603 - Consumer Cultures

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: She MacKenzie Hawke

Description

From the theoretical basis of cultural studies, this unit examines the ways in which identities are increasingly formed through consumption. It looks both at critiques of consumer societies and at more optimistic theories about the different forms of life that are promoted by consumer culture, including the forms of identity and belonging they engender. We will consider elements of both material culture (e.g. possessions) and media culture.

Assessments

participation (10%), journal exercises (equivalent to 1500 words) (20%), 1x1500wd essay (20%), and 1x2000wd essay (50%)

Classes

1x1.5-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

18 Junior credit points, including 6 credit points in GCST

Prohibitions

WMST3003

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