Gender, Media and Consumer Societies (WMST6903)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit examines theories of consumption in regards to cultural and media products and practices. From the basis of sociology, cultural studies and gender theories, we will critically analyse different forms of belonging and identity that are created through these practices. We will also pay close attention to the critiques of globalisation and consumption, theories of the 'citizen consumer' and the realities of geo-political and economic inequalities that underpin many forms of consumption. The unit focuses on theories of culture, media and consumption, principally through the analyses of case studies.

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1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x5000wd essay (100%)

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No

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