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Celebrity Society (SCLG2629)

This unit outlines the sociological analysis of celebrity, examining how we can see celebrity as a particular social form characteristic of modernity, and what makes it possible to speak of a 'celebrity society'. It reflects on the history of celebrity, the concept of court society, the production of celebrity and the economics of attention, para-social interaction, celebrity in sport, politics, diplomacy, management and business, the power relations characterizing celebrity society, and the trend lines in the future development of celebrity.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x1000wd Workbook (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points in Sociology

Details

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
HECS Band: 1
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