Units of Study

SCLG6903 - New Debates in Social Theory

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Karl Maton


Students will become familiar with the central recent developments in social theory. The unit will examine reinterpretation of a selection of core issues in social theory, as well as covering innovations such as actor-network theory, theories of language and culture, sexuality and the body, consumption and social identity, globalisation, nation and state, economic sociology and the intersection of work and family life, democracy and civil society, ethics and recognition, multiculturalism and postcolonialism, knowledge societies, and the dynamics of postmodern social life.


1x2000wd workbook (40%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%)


1x2hr seminar/week


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