Debates in Cultural Studies (GCST6903)


This unit explores key debates in cultural studies as an exploration of its core concepts. Unit content will vary from year to year in response to current issues in Australian cultural studies, but will also cover foundational debates in the discipline, including the relation between ideology and mass culture, between taste and habitus, and between changing media technologies and models of subjectivity. It will also consider ethical debates over theory and practice and the institutionalisation of cultural studies.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x500wd seminar paper/presentation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%) and 1x2500wd Research essay (50%)

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