Undergraduate | MAQ-ABSX2020 | 2024
Pacific Pop Culture
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Pacific Pop Culture
About this subject
At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Discuss significant contemporary Indigenous artists, performers, authors, musicians, meme makers and other producers of popular culture.
- Articulate the way Indigenous people and communities consume and subvert popular culture.
- Engage critically with colonial representations of Indigenous people
- Describe contemporary Indigenous Australian political creativity.
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
This unit introduces students to significant, contemporary Indigenous artists, performers, authors, musicians, meme makers and other producers of popular culture. This unit also considers the way Indigenous people and communities consume and subvert popular culture. Students will engage with global Indigenous collaborations expressing resistance, resurgence and rebellion against colonial representations. Graduates of this unit will be able to demonstrate an understanding of contemporary Indigenous political creativity.
- Brief analysis of readings (20%)
- Case study (30%)
- Major Essay (50%)
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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisite: 40cp at 1000 level or above including ABSX1000
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