Units of Study

SCLG2623 - Sociology of Terror

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Norman Thurlbeck Humphrey

Description

This unit examines the relationship between terrorism and globalization. Explores themes of massacre, ethnic cleansing, and terrorism in the context of social uncertainty and crises in nation states. Examines the production of victims and the process of cultural symbolization of the body and the new social and political imaginaries emerging. Examines the uses of victimhood in trying to escape terror and achieve reconciliation. Draws on the work of Scarry, Kristeva, Appadurai, Nordstrom, Foucault, Zulaika and Taussig.

Assessments

1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%) and class participation (10%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

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