Sociology of Terror (SCLG2623)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies)

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.