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ASC207 - Consumerism, Gender and Sustainability

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Toffoletti




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Essay 40% 1800 words

Online exercises 20%

Exam 40% 1800 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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