Global Culture and Society (INGS1002)


In this unit we examine cultural difference and civil society as integral aspects of the politics and functioning of globalisation, challenging its assumed homogenising trend. We consider the ways in which people make and defend distinctive modes of livelihood and value that increasingly build on universalist frameworks such as that of human rights. Identity, a rights framework and sustainability are treated as key sites in struggles that link local politics to international networks of governance and civil society.

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2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x500wd Tutorial presentation (15%), Tutorial participation (10%)

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this unit is available only to students in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies

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