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GCST5910: Health, Pleasure and Consumption

2020 unit information

Pleasure is often thought to make everyday life worthwhile, but it is also commonly positioned as the antithesis of health. In this unit we explore how key strands of cultural studies have approached this paradox with reference to specific examples: Drug use, sex, consumption, leisure activities are possibilities. By considering how authorities have attempted to govern these practices, and with what effects, students will develop new associations between conceptual innovation, cultural intervention and policy impacts.

Unit details and rules

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Gender and Cultural Studies

Code GCST5910
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of key critical and cultural approaches to embodiment, health and consumption
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of how key traditions in cultural studies grasp questions of bodies and bodily nature
  • LO3. conduct conceptually innovative, empirically engaged research
  • LO4. critically analyse governmental practices in relation to practices of consumption and everyday life.

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Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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