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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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|Prerequisites:||Normally admission to the Postgraduate Diploma or honours in English or cultural studies.|
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This subject asks students to consider the athletic/sportive body as a locus for evolving discourses and practices of race, aesthetics, ethics, gender, politics and consumption. Selected contemporary and historical sportspeople, and sporting events, will be analysed. Specific areas of interest may include fascism, Olympism, Cold War politics, gender, race, international relations, and the politics of consumption. Attention will be given to the manner in which the sporting image has been mediated by mass communications. This will include a consideration of journalism and literary writing, the early circulation of silent movies of major sporting events, the diffusion of images through contemporary global media and the contemporary cult of the sporting celebrity. Perspectives and theorisations generated by sports practitioners, journalists, artists, scholars working in contemporary sports cultural studies and sports history will be utilised.
|Assessment:||Seminar participation and paper-presentation equivalent to 1000 words 10% (presented during the semester) and an essay of 4000 words 90% (due at the end of semester).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available from the University Bookshop.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Cultural Studies |
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