Units of Study

SCLG2618 - Violence, Imaginaries and Symbolic Power

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Craig Browne


This unit examines the operation of symbolic power and diverse social manifestations of violence, from revolution through to eroticism. Of particular interest are social imaginaries and the way collective representations embody social creativity, legitimate social structures and inform projects of violent social reconstruction, including war, terrorism, nationalism and genocide. Social imaginaries are constitutive of nationalist visions of self-determining communities, capitalist wealth and social utopias. Different modes of critical analysis are introduced, like critical social theory, discourse analysis, and psychoanalysis.


participation (10%), 1x group presentation (10%), 1x1500wd take-home exam (30%) and 1x3000wd research essay (50%)


unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002



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this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

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