Mobility, Culture and Communication
Subject MECM90003 (2010)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Scott Mcquire
This subject examines the transformations of urban life and social belonging by focusing on the related impact of human mobility and new media and communication technologies. It will critically engage with the dominant sociological models for explaining global movement and the emergence of global, mobile media, and will test their relationship to theories of the nation state, diasporic cultures and new urban formations. In particular it will examine the formation of new hybrid identities, cosmopolitan organizations, transnational modes of agency and social interaction. This subject will address the complex cultural transformation of public space and the public sphere in contemporary society. It will situate this discussion in relation to underlying fears towards outsiders and ambivalence towards the impact of new technologies and mobility in general. On completion of this subject, students will be familiar with alternative perspectives for understanding the relation between global flows and local affiliations, and for understanding the emergence of new social spaces and practices in the diasporic cultures of contemporary cities.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will be able to: |
|Assessment:||Class presentation or site analysis essay 1000 words 25% (due 14 days after the presentation), final reflective essay 4000 words 75% (due end of semester). Note: Students must complete all assignments by the due date and attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.|
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Adv.Seminar & Shorter Thesis
Master of Global Media Communication
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