Units of Study
SCLG2623 - Sociology of Terror
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Michael Norman Thurlbeck Humphrey
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.
1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%) and class participation (10%)
unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
SCLG1001 and SCLG1002
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