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HSW219 - Self and Society

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Enrolment modes:(S, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
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Unit chair:

M Furlong (S)

Incompatible with: HSW112

Online teaching methods require computer access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit provides an overview of theories about the social construction of the self. It will ground these theories in an analysis of human development across the life course in the context of the major social divisions in society. The unit will examine theoretical frameworks for understanding how the experiences of oppression and domination are internalized; humanism, personal growth and alienation; psychoanalytical theory, politics and the psyche; material conditions, social practices and lived experience; feminism, psychology and gendered subjectivities; postmodernism, discourse and subjectivity; the social construction of childhood; spirituality, ageing and diversity and ecopsychology, nature and the ecological self.


Assignment 1 - four reflective journals (2000 words) 50%, assignment 2 (2000 words) 50%

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