PLM4440 - Global Soul: Consumers, Citizens and Rebels
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader: Paul Muldoon
As the consumer ethos invades every area of our lives, identity is increasingly related less to the place one inhabits and more to what one owns or is capable of attaining. These developments have implications, not only for our political life as citizens, but for the Western tradition of thinking about politics itself. To the extent that political thought and action has traditionally been based around an embedded notion of citizenship, it is in serious need of re-examination. This unit explores how changes in modes of consumption in post-industrial societies have altered our notions of citizenship and produced a new 'politics of rebellion' outside the conventional political arena.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Oral Presentation (1,000 words equivalent): 10%
2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week