• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ariel Heryanto
  • Mode of delivery Blended
  • Offered in Winter Session 2015
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Fun and Politics in Everyday Life (ASIA8108)

Focussing on fun and politics in everyday life, this course offers a general introduction to major theories, approaches and issues in the study of popular culture and cultural studies. Empirical analysis will focus on the trans-national nature of selected cases from contemporary Indonesia, where creative appropriation of traditions from Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism are fused in various forms with local adoptions of Western modernism, Chinese, Japanese or Korean pop cultures.

Three inter-related areas of interest will run throughout the course, and will serve as the course's foci: (a) questions of the location of specific studies of fun and popular culture in the broader mapping of the study of cultural politics in general; (b) questions concerning moral judgements of fun activities, and their significance to specific local, national and trans-national politics of identity among the ordinary population in everyday life; (c) comparative perspectives of the connections, contrasts, or parallels among the different cases from Indonesia and some other Asian societies.

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Four days a week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday from 27 July to 14 August. 10.30am - 12.30pm.


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6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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Year Fee
2015 $2604
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2015 $3576
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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1715 27 Jul 2015 31 Jul 2015 31 Jul 2015 14 Aug 2015 In Person N/A

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