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Who we are and what we do is all tangled up in our identity. This subject considers how identities are constructed and maintained through mediated processes of self and other. The subject investigates the myriad demands and devices that figure in constructing our senses of self and other (including language, leisure, beliefs and embodied practices). By exploring identity in diverse contexts, across time and place, the subject maps varying conceptions of self and other and how these conceptions are constructed and maintained. A key focus is on how these mediated conceptions of self and other are translated into material practices of inclusion, exclusion, discrimination, violence and criminalisation.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject should:
- have a foundational knowledge of concepts and approaches to the study and investigation of culture and identity
- appreciate both disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches to the investigation and understanding of culture and identity
- appreciate cross-cultural and cross-epochal approaches to understanding culture and identity.
Last updated: 18 December 2020