Units of Study

SCLG2621 - Power, Politics and Society

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Karl Maton


The unit explores how power and politics shape our lives across the different social arenas we inhabit. Drawing on the work of Castells, Sennett, Foucault, Bourdieu, Chomsky, the Frankfurt School, among others, the unit explores: changes in the world of work; global effects of information and communication technologies; power of corporations; the surveillance society; education's role in shaping society; culture, fashion and the media; consumerism and rebellion; and how economic, political and scientific practices meet in the climate change debate.


1500wd research essay (35%) and 2500wd take-home exercise (55%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


(12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies)

Additional Information

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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