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ASC207 - Consumerism, Gender and Sustainability

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kim Toffoletti

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit introduces students to key sociological, cultural and feminist interrogations of consumer society. Students will be given the opportunity to critically engage with the gendered operations and effects of consumerism in local and global contexts. By looking at trends like makeover culture, the lifestyle industry and eco-consumerism, the unit encourages students to analyse the macro and micro processes of consumption that shape gendered identities and social life. Particular emphasis will be placed on the intersections of gender, race and class in the formation of the consumer subject. The types of phenomenon to be examined through the lens of consumer society include shopping, fitness fads, advertising, ethical consumerism and sustainable living.

Assessment

Essay, 40%, 1800 words

Online Exercises, 20%

Exam, 40%

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