Rights and Racism
See where race overlaps with conversations about gender, the media and nationalism. Join in debates about Indigenous policies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights. Address the history of racism in colonial and contemporary Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- interrogate concepts and theories of racism and develop technical research skills
- trace the relationships between racism and inequality within contemporary society
- identify the disdegree on 'race' and issues of representation of 'difference'
- critically review the historical development of rights and racism, nationally and internationally.
- 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
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Please note: This subject has been withdrawn from offer. UniSA has suggested existing students enrol into the equivalent subject HSY210 - Aboriginal Political Histories.
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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- Review essay 900 words (20%)