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  • Asian Traditions - Asian ModernitiesASIA90009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Thousands of local languages give testimony to Asia’s diversity, and yet the current and future relevance of this ethnic and cultural diversity, in the context of the national state and under the influence of globalisation, has become a topic of heated debate. This subject first explores a number...

  • Normative Approaches on Welfare-to-WorkPOLS90061

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Welfare states have undergone several major changes over recent decades, moving away from earlier ideas of welfare entitlements based on the concept of social citizenship towards increasingly ubiquitous forms of welfare conditionality such as Work-for-the-Dole and other mandatory behavioural requ...

  • Studying Contemporary Art AbroadAHIS30002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is taught on location in a major art centre (the subject may be taught in one year in New York, or in other destinations as appropriate) using social, economic, geographical and cultural effects of the respective arts centre as a case study of culture in action. Students will be intr...

  • Urbanisation, Work and Global CitiesDEVT90061

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is aimed at understanding the contemporary nature of work in both rich and poor countries and to identify salient processes by which national economies and cities are interlinked. The underlying rationale is to critically examine how capitalism as an economic system is unfolding in d...

  • Gendering Extractive EconomiesDEVT90057

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Human societies have been dependent on harvesting and extracting resources from the earth. From the wind, water, sun, land, and all the way to the depth of the earth, communities around the world have extracted resources for sustaining their lives or to make profit. Adopting a gender framework, D...

  • Anthropology of Urban Life and ConflictANTH30020

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Based on the detailed reading of five ethnographic monographs, this subject considers the peculiar problems of studying the intimacy of social life in urban contexts and amid serious conflict and dislocation. Examples are taken from a range of contexts such as southern Europe, southeast Asia, Jap...

  • Understanding PovertyDEVT20004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The literature on poverty identifies its causes as both economic and cultural. This subject aims to develop students understanding on the local and international economic factors producing poverty, as well as, its culture-bound causes and manifestations. Using poverty concepts in Development Stud...

  • New Approaches in Development ManagementDEVT90065

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will allow students to gain in depth understanding of a number of management and leadership approaches and frameworks that can be applied in the international development sector. As the global aid and development sector changes, new, innovative and modern approaches to management and...

  • Contemporary IndiaPOLS30031

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will seek to introduce undergraduate students to contemporary India. It will primarily focus on developments since 1947, the year of India's independence from British rule. The subject will cover three main areas: India's constitution and democratic structure; Indian society and soci...

  • The Critical ImaginationSOTH40003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores the three currents that social and critical theorising grows out of: the Enlightenment, revolutionary tradition and romanticism. It critically assesses these currents through an examination of the works of key classical critical and social theorists. Students completing this...

  • Global France, 1600 - 1789HIST20079

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the social, cultural, economic and political history of France, from roughly 1600 to 1789. This chronological period is most often conceptualized as the ancien régime, when refracted through the lens of the French Revolution. But when viewed on its own terms, it is also the ...

  • Social Theory ThesisSOTH40004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    An approved topic will be selected in consultation with the coordinator.  

  • Global Histories of Indigenous ActivismHIST30074

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the history of Indigenous peoples’ resistance to colonialism in Australia, the Pacific and the Americas. In addition to covering the key protests of the last one hundred years, we see activism as more than just a twentieth-century phenomenon and explore the diverse forms tha...

  • Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile PlacesDEVT90042

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    Fieldwork is demanding and poses unique risks to the security and safety of the researcher and research participants. Fieldwork also relies on the researcher’s ability to clearly understand their research design and methods and access, collect and manage data in the field. This eight-day intensiv...

  • The Age of Golden Ages: Art in EuropeAHIS30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject interrogates painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands in the 17th century. It will cover the art of Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Velàzquez, and Nicolas Poussin, among many others. This subject a...

  • Town and Country in China and the WestHIST30070

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the study of urbanisation and urban phenomena in history from a comparative perspective, with a focus on similarities and contrasts between China and the West, and attention to changing urban-rural relations and contrasts over time. The subject will be taught over a period o...

  • Migrant Nation: History Culture IdentityHIST20075

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    What does it mean to live in a nation that has been built on immigration? What histories, policies and attitudes underpin this experience? And what key issues, challenges and opportunities face Australia and other nations as a result? This subject encourages students to engage critically with the...

  • Art in Medieval EuropeAHIS20019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the art of medieval Europe, from the Roman Empire (c. 300) to the late Middle Ages (c. 1400), surveying the major artistic developments across the period wth particular emphasis on Italy. It focuses on the function of imagery in specific historical and phy...

  • Asian Arts: Networks and HubsASIA20004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject investigates the political, social and cultural significance of the arts in contemporary Asia. Throughout Asia, visual and performing arts function as entertainment, communicative medium, commodity, religious ritual, political act and as sites for social conflict and accord. Diverse ...

  • European ModernismEURO30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    European modernism refers to a wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends in literature and arts at the end of the 19th and early 20th century and has proven a major influence on current (Western) literature, film and the arts. This course introduces students to key themes of modernist lit...