Units of Study

SCLG2623 - Sociology of Terror

Winter Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Tristan Enright

Description

This unit examines the relationship between terrorism and globalisation. 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 symbolisation 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

A reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2623

Seminar 1

         
1 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 3

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2623

Seminar 2

         
2 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 3

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2623

Seminar 3

         
3 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2

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