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  • The Political Ecology of DevelopmentDEVT90003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The subject will help students understand human-environment relationships and key development issues using a political ecology perspective, with cases from developing and developed countries. Political ecologists use a variety of approaches to understand complex human-environment problems, and th...

  • Risk Management and Public ParticipationGEOG90020

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will provide students with the skills needed to examine, analyse, and report on risk management and public participation. The subject addresses the primary challenge of risk management, which involves determining what stakeholders want, analysing how they interpret risks, and underst...

  • Studying Contemporary Art OverseasAHIS40022

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is taught on location in a major art centre using the social, economic, geographical and cultural effects of the art centre as a case study of historical and contemporary culture. Students will be introduced to the key institutional components of an art centre: as appropriate, museum...

  • Trauma & Spectacle: Postwar European ArtAHIS40005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines selected artists and art movements in Europe from the occupation of France in 1940 to the late 1960s. Opposing the idea that New York stole the idea of modern art after WWII, in this subject the post-war decades in Europe are viewed as a period of extraordinary artistic and ...

  • Imagined SocietiesSOTH40002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject critically engages with questions regarding the place of subjectivity in the organisation of social and political relations, at both the theoretical and empirical levels. It investigates the ways in which discourses and subjectivities interact. Through critical engagement with such t...

  • Ageing, Society And Social PolicySOCI90006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject offers an opportunity to critically consider the place of older adults in contemporary societies and in social policy. We will examine together how adulthood, from midlife on into deep old age, is socially constructed and the ways in which particular aspects of adult ageing are empha...

  • History 4AHIST40001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Sourcing Emotions: Texts, Concepts, Histories This seminar will provide students with an opportunity to examine the ways in which a variety of scholars have approached theorising and writing about emotions. It will consider various disciplinary approaches to the topic, by reading a range of sourc...

  • Crisis Continent: Europe's 20th CenturyHIST20078

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the political history of Europe’s turbulent twentieth century. It focuses on major moments of crisis that shaped the ‘age of extremes’, in the words of Eric Hobsbawm. Beginning with the First World War and ending with the global and domestic challenges tha...

  • Modernity: Foundations of SociologySOTH20002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is primarily concerned with the ideas about society that have anchored the disciplines of sociology and social theory in the 19th and 20th centuries. It critically assesses these ideas through an examination of the works of key social theorists. Students completing this subject shoul...

  • Historicising the Colonial MythscapeAIND30008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores colonial ‘mythscapes’, the discursive realms in which myths of nation are forged, constantly negotiated and reconstructed. It applies new historicist approaches to selected key events in Aboriginal Australia’s colonial history. Students will be introduced to historical, arch...

  • Culture Change and Protest MovementsANTH20006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    How have cultures throughout the world responded to changing economic, political, and environmental transformations? How have new world views emerged from highly charged cross-cultural encounters? And how have communities found innovative ways of resisting or modifying unwanted transformations in...

  • Screening Europe: Image and IdentityEURO20005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    A team-taught study of European cinema during a period of intense political and social change. Students who complete this subject should be familiar with some of the major developments in cinematic representation in Europe from the early 20th century to the present. They should be able to relate ...

  • Anthropology of Kinship and FamilyANTH30004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Kinship studies has a long, important and contentious history in Anthropology. Drawing on this historical legacy this subject applies both classic and contemporary anthropological theories of family, kinship and social relatedness to a range of ethnographic case studies. The subject addresses thr...

  • Language and Society in EuropeEURO20001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the relationship between language and society in Europe. It focuses on issues of relevance in an increasingly integrated Europe in which European and other languages are in contact through migration, travel, business, and mass media, and in which English is taking on an impo...

  • Experiencing Foodscapes: Italy & SpainEURO20008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Italy and Spain are undoubtedly the culinary epicentres of Southern Europe with food cultures that have intersected repeatedly since Ancient times. In this two-week intensive in-country subject students will learn about the centrality of eating to Italian and Spanish ways of life and consider the...

  • A Western Canon? Cervantes & ShakespeareARTS90007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    One of them invented the modern novel, the other reinvented drama. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, and Cervantes was buried that same day. Co-taught by the School of Languages and Linguistics (SOLL) and the School of Culture and Communication (SCC), this subject focuses on the significative c...

  • Sex, Gender and the Case StudyGEND90010

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The case study has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of subjectivity and the sexed self. This elective interrogates how case studies have been used by psychiatrists, sexologists, psychoanalysts, lawyers, and writers to communicate their fi...

  • Food, Culture and IdentityEURO90001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In the last two decades there has been a culinary turn in popular culture and representations of food, cooking and their cultural meanings are ubiquitous. We will explore the ways food impacts upon identities in the modern era. This elective focuses in particular on the complex social and intercu...

  • Development in Practice-Skills in ActionDEVT90064

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will examine the rapidly changing landscape of the international development sector, and the critical role of management and leadership in addressing challenges as they emerge. Some of the challenges that will be explored include the increasing number, duration and severity of humani...

  • 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...