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- Introduction; 'Crimes of Style'
- The Cultural Politics of Graffiti
- Graffiti as a 'Contentious Form of Political Participation'
- Kitsch, Bad Taste & Distinction
- Kitsch, Mechanical Reproduction & Modernity
- The Politics of Kitsch
- Gigantism and Miniaturism
- Queer as Kitsch
- Celebrity Trash
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
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This subject was previously known as CLT220 Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style.
This subject introduces students to a range of theories that question traditional hierarchies of value and that enable a critical re-evaluation of the practices of everyday life. This subject theorises key topics such as: countercultures; oppositional cultures and post-subcultures; the politics of high versus popular and low culture; and counter-cultural practices in global and local contexts. The following practices, sites and objects are examined: graffiti, hip hop and crimes of style; graffiti and the cultural politics of public space; graffiti as a form of political activism and dissent; the relation between kitsch and high art; the politics of kitsch in the context of colonialism and Indigeneity; the cultural politics of tourist sites; gigantism and miniaturism; queer culture, camp and kitsch; and celebrity kitsch.
- Assignment 1 (15%)
- Assignment 2 (20%)
- Assignment 3 (20%)
- Assignment 4 (45%)
Textbook information is pending.
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