Sociology of Identity
Peel away the layers that form modern conceptions of identity. Unpack social categories like ethnicity, religion and class. Address the impact of globalisation and the internet. Realise how social conditioning can impact the formation of identity.
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At the completion of this subject you will have acquired the following transferable skills:
- regular attendance, participation and organisation skills
- oral communication and group work skills
- written communication skills
- analysis and critical evaluation skills
- research skills.
- Origins, construction & implications of identity
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Discover the main sociological theories of identity. You will explore contemporary debates surrounding identity through various sites used for the generation of social identities, for example, consumption, sexuality, class and gender. Through your studies, you will also explore the different ways in which contemporary social conditions, for example, the internet, consumption, globalisation, global warming and terrorism, and social categories such as gender, ethnicity, race, religion and social class variously structure identity possibilities.
- Quiz (20%)
- Key Papers Discussion (35%)
- Research Essay (45%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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