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- Contested Histories and Aboriginal Sovereignties
- The Racialisation of Punishment
- Aboriginal Law Versus Colonial Law
- The Racialisation of Crime and Cultural Panics
- The Camp and Histories of Internment
- The Cultural Politics of Suburban Space and Ethnic Architecture; 'Fighting with Our Tongues'
- At the Border
- The politics of Fear and Terror
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
- Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (15%)
- Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 (25%)
- Assignment 4 - Assignment 4 (40%)
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You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as CLT310 UnAustralian Studies.
In this subject we examine a range of embodied subjects that stand in a relation of crisis and/or dissent in the context of dominant Australian culture. We focus specifically on how such apparatuses of racialised punishment as the camp, prison, reserve and detention centre have been constitutive in founding and shaping the Australian nation. We examine: Aboriginal sovereignty and the colonial camp; the cultural politics of terrorism and state violence; the power of whiteness; the racialisation of criminality and the prison industry; histories of political internment; and Australia's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. These topics are examined through the lens of social justice and are situated in the context of film, documentaries and contemporary news media. The subject brings into focus the manner in which targeted communities have mobilised activist networks and a range of media in order to work toward social change and a more just society.