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Abstract Communities: From Tribalism to Globalism (12 points)


Leader: TBA

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: A study of structures and subjectivities that integrate polity and community, and threaten simultaneously to break them apart. Topics include electronic communication, monetary exchange and computerised production. The unit suggests that understanding contemporary forms of polity and community entails making broad historical comparisons to radically different ways of living in time, place and embodiment.

Assessment: Essay (6000 words): 60% + Examination (3 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

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