This unit examines theories of consumption in regards to cultural and media products and practices, with a specific focus on gender. Drawing upon a wide range of feminist media and cultural 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.
1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Seminar Participation (10%), 1x 500 Group discussion/presentation (15%), 1x 1500 Advertising analysis (25%), 1x 500 Research Essay Proposal (10%), 1x 3500 Research Essay (40%)