Units of Study

SCLG2623 - Sociology of Terror

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Norman Thurlbeck Humphrey


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.


1500wd essay (30%) and 3000wd essay (60%) and class 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


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