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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Discourse on 'race' and racism
    • The social construction of whiteness
    • Racism and representation
    • History of racism in colonial Australia
    • Racism and nationalism
    • New racism
    • Racism and gender
    • Racism and the media
    • Indigenous Australians and the law
    • The legal system
    • Addressing racism
    • Reconciliation
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Resources and Links
    • Other Materials
      • Video
      • Video
      • Audio

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. interrogate concepts and theories of racism and develop technical research skills
  2. trace the relationships between racism and inequality within contemporary society
  3. identify the disdegree on 'race' and issues of representation of 'difference'
  4. critically review the historical development of rights and racism, nationally and internationally.
  • Assignment 1 - 2025 words (45%)
  • Assignment 2 - 1575 words (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Review essay 900 words (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the theories and concepts of rights and racism, through the studying of discourse on 'race', the intersections between rights, racism, nationalism and gender, the politics and policies of 'Aboriginal affairs', debates surrounding Indigenous rights and a history of racism in colonial and contemporary Australia.

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