- Class Number 5655
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Ashley Carruthers
- Dr Caroline Schuster
- Dr Patrick Kilby
- Dr Sverre Molland
- Dr Yasmine Musharbash
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
Just how involved are we are on a daily basis with the processes, the politics, the social and economic relations and the other formations that constitute this complex and slightly scary thing called globalisation? Beginning with some of the things that are closest and most familiar to us - including the clothes on our backs - we're going to start at the ground and trace upwards the links that attach us to far off countries, economies, sites of production and fellow humans. In this way, we will trace our own map of the world system and get some sort of critical understanding of how we slot into it. In the process, we will ask 'Is there a more ethical way for us to approach some of those core global practices in which we all participate: consumption, tourism, inhabiting the city, and using the internet and social media?' How, in this immensely complex context, are we to be good global citizens?
In the process of doing this we will learn the fundamental concepts anthropologists and other social scientists use to make sense of globalisation's exciting new cultural and social forms and its not so exciting new forms of exploitation and inequality. The focus will be on understanding the language of the anthropology of globalisation, and the practical and critical application of its key concepts to real life global issues. We will use an innovative team based learning approach in which students help each other workshop the weekly readings and carry out critical and interpretive activities in class based on real life case studies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand the core language and key conceptual approaches found in anthropological and related social science writing on globalisation and development, allowing them to read and comprehend such texts independently;
- apply the core language and key concepts of the anthropology of globalisation to real life case studies, thus producing a critical analysis of practices and discourses of globalisation and development;
- identify and debate the ethical issues around our participation in practices of globalisation that act to produce extreme forms of social, economic and environmental inequality and exploitation, and identify ways of being better "global citizens"; and
- interact and work with peers on team based activities in a productive and mutually supportive way.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|2||Disembedding: From McDonaldisation to Glocalisation||Lecturer: Ashley Carruthers Case study: McDonald's opens in Beijing Keywords: Cultural globalisation, McDonaldisation, localisation, glocalisation, authenticity, hybridity|
|3||Mixing: World Musics||Lecturer: Sverre Molland Case study: Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz Keywords: creolization, hybridity, racial and ethnic essentialism, invention of tradition Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|4||Mobilities I: Tourism||Lecturer: Ashley Carruthers Case Study: Tourism in Hoi An, Vietnam.= Key Words: Mobility, authenticity, the tourist gaze, panopticism, commodification, staged authenticity, emergent authenticity, false back region Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|5||Mobilities II: Transnational Labour Migration||Lecturer: Ashley Carruthers Case Study: Filipina Migration to Singapore and Hong Kong Key Words: im/mobilities, the body, social reproductive labour, transnational labour migration Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|6||Standardisation: Modernity and Development||Lecturer: Patrick Kilby Case Study: the Global Development and Aid Industries Key Words: standards, markets, raw materials, "subsidising" of the First World by the Third World Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|7||Risk: Pandemics, Expert Systems, Vulnerability||Lecturer: Ashley Carruthers Case Study: Covid-19 Key Words: risk culture, vulnerability, expert systems, public health discourse Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|8||Consumption I: The Global Factory||Lecturer: Carly Schuster Case Study: Factory Farms and the "Plantationscene" Key Words: Panopticism, discipline, surveillance Assessment: 500 word response essay|
|9||Consumption II: Ethical Consumption||Lecturer: Ashley Carruthers Case Study: Marketing Fair Trade Key Words: Ethical consumption, commodity fetishism, de-fethishisation, exoticism, cultural capital Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|10||Consumption III: Recycling||Lecturer: Ashley Carruthers Case Study: eWaste and Ethical Electronics Key Words: Tool, container, recycling, commodity chain, slow technologies Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|11||Identity Politics||Lectuer: Yasmine Musharbash Case Study: Cleverman (2016-17, dir. Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell) Key Words: Indigeneity, Indigenous Cosmopolitans, Indigenous Strategies, Culture & Globalisation, Settler-Colonialism Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
|12||Alterglobalisation||Lecturer: Trang X. Ta Case Study: The Milk Tea Alliance Key Words: Heterotopias, Gentrification, Occupy movements, right to the city Assessment: 500 word response essay or equivalent|
Via Wattle. Required.
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Weekly 500 word Response Essay or Comparable Task||100 %||1,2,3,4|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Weekly 500 word Response Essay or Comparable Task
Word Limit: 500 per item * 10 items = 5 000 words
Requirements: Beginning in week 3 of the course, students will submit a 500 word response essay or comparable task weekly. The exact requirements for each week's assessment will be explained in Wattle.
Learning Outcomes: This item tests comprehension of course readings, language, case studies and concepts, evaluates your capacity to produce an analysis, and requires prior interactive teamwork, to be done in tutorials.
Due Date: One week subsequent to the relevant lecture
Return Date: Two weeks subsequent to submission
This is NOT a hurdle item
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Resubmission not allowed.
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Mobilities, migration, socio-technical systems, Vietnam
Dr Ashley Carruthers
Dr Caroline Schuster
Dr Patrick Kilby
Dr Sverre Molland