Units of Study

PACS6909 - Cultures of Violence

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kenneth Macnab


This unit will study the cultural contexts, origins, meaning and leading varieties of 'violence' in the modern world. How violence has been defined historically, its character and prevalence in different times and places, and changes in public perceptions, media presentation, tolerance, prevention and prosecution will be examined. Topics such as violence in the home, sport, public protest, sexual and racial relations, terrorism, genocide, warfare, youth culture and the criminal justice system will be considered.


oral presentations and seminar participation (20%) and 2x1000wd exercises (based on presentations) (50%) and 1x2000wd take-home reflective examination (30%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive

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