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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%)
(12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies)