Units of Study

SCLG6904 - Ethics and Private Life

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jennifer Wilkinson


Drawing on contemporary debates about intimacy, sexuality and privacy ethics in feminism, law, media and social theory, this unit provides an integrated study of the significance of 'public' and 'private' for changing perceptions of intimacy in contemporary societies. Topics include: sexuality and performativity, love, privacy and journalism ethics, celebrity worship, secrecy, friendship, autonomy and body rights.


1x 3000wd research paper (50%), 1x500wd paper (20%), 1x40 minute oral presentation (20%), class participation (10%)


readings will be available


1x2-hr seminar/week

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