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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture
- Graduate Certificate in Media Practice
- Graduate Certificate in Political Economy
- Graduate Certificate in US Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture
- Graduate Diploma in Media Practice
- Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
- Graduate Diploma in US Studies
- Master of Crosscultural Communication
- Master of Cultural Studies
- Master of Digital Communication and Culture
- Master of Media Practice
- Master of Political Economy
- Master of US Studies
Further unit of study information
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x5000wd Essay (100%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
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.