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Everyday Life: Theories and Practices - GCST3630

Year - 2019

Our knowledge of everyday life is often taken for granted and yet cultural studies has developed some fascinating approaches to critically and creatively exploring the ordinary and extraordinary details that make up everyday life. Through case studies of everyday practices, spaces and experiences (waste, fashion, dreaming, eating, shopping, 'selfies') the unit explores key thinkers of the everyday as well as a range of research and writing methods (observation, thick description, close reading) that have helped to illuminate everyday life.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1000wd close reading task (20%), 1x1500wd (equivalent) fieldwork presentation (40%), 1x2000wd case study essay (40%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Gender and Cultural Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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