Search results for "identity"

Identity and Politics

Thu 21 Sep 2017

Identity politics: either you love it or you hate it (or at least, that’s what the media would have us believe).

In reality, things are more complicated. Identities are at the heart of politics; so much of how we make sense of the world around us, and the social movements we operate within, is shaped by the ways we understand identities, communities, and the structures in which they operate.

In this course we’ll take a look ...

History Matters

Thu 02 Mar 2017

History is now. It defines our national identity and relations in our everyday lives. Six historians from La Trobe University present their research on Australia’s iconic moments from the Gold Rush to ANZAC. In rewriting history they bring change into the present.

 

Millennial Citizens in the Age of Trump

Wed 07 Dec 2016

The recent election of Donald Trump in the US shook the world and affirmed the ascendancy of populist right-wing movements globally. Yet, amid the triumphs of figures like Trump, Hanson, Farage, Uribe and Duterte in polls this year, another political phenomenon is taking shape. In electorates around the world, Millennials are emerging as a constituency with a shared and yet contested set of social and political challenges, ...

Narratives of Girlhood in a Globalised World

Thu 03 Dec 2015

From the romance of fairy-tales to the sexual appeal of popular culture, the characterisation of girlhood in the Western media landscape presents a passive and commodified image of femininity in a hegemonic fashion. The development of new media technologies and the rise of consumer culture have increased anxieties surrounding the social identity and the corporeality of girls. How do girls interpret and negotiate these mainstream narratives? Is ...

Women in philosophy

Thu 03 Sep 2015

Is what we think, say and write inherently gendered? Why does the activist need philosophy? Where are we at with the whole “body/mind” thing? This course will introduce and explore the work of some of the greatest modern thinkers - philosophers who have opened up new possibilities in politics, language, gender, identity and ethics. Many of these philosophers are still living.

All of them have produced groundbreaking work ...

MFU 4 Asylum Seekers: Australian History and Society

Wed 03 Dec 2014

This course will use stories and case studies to give students an overview of key events and themes in Australian history. These stories will give students a greater understanding of current debates and contemporary society. Topics covered will include Aboriginal histories and culture, colonization, diversity and immigration, women, wars, stolen generations, Australia’s international relations, visual representations of Australia, music ...

Australian Identities?

Tue 03 Aug 2010

The aim of this course is to provide a wide range of opinions on what the concept of 'national identity' represents in Australia in the twenty-first century. While focusing mostly on the present situation, this course will examine the development of trends which have led to what we think of as 'being Australian'.

 

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

Bombshells: Nuclear disarmament & Australian anti-war movements

Sat 09 Mar 2013

The mythology goes, that the Australian national identity was born on the shores of Gallipoli, carved by “rough men”, serving lofty deals of “mateship” and national service, and personal sacrifice. This characterization inherently excludes the stories, people and events of women, indigenous peoples and those opposed to Australian military expeditions in far-flung lands. Another common myth is that of Australian opposition to nuclear weapons, and ...

Politics, Pruning and Paint: Case studies in Art History

The Politics of Gardening

Tue 26 Feb 2013

The way that nature has been shaped into landscapes and gardens has often been a political act that aimed to promote a personal or national identity. Gardens are symbols of a society's attitude to nature and to the social order (for instance, who is allowed in and who is not). Political messages are often woven through the landscapes of gardens when they are created and changing attitudes can see landscapes reworked to reflect new power structure ...

Australian Identities?

Future Perspectives on Australian Identity after the 2010 election

Tue 07 Sep 2010

Identity and Politics

Social movements and identity politics: Contested spaces and intellectual history

Thu 21 Sep 2017

Identity and Politics

Identity and institutions: Categories, constraints and policy

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Identity and Politics

Identity, political correctness and the public sphere

Thu 05 Oct 2017

Identity and Politics

How not to talk about identity politics

Thu 02 Nov 2017

Identity and Politics

Social media spaces and identity politics

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Women in philosophy

Julia Kristeva and women's identity in time

Thu 08 Oct 2015

Classics of Crime Fiction

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1891-2: 'A Case of Identity', 'The Speckled Band', 'The Cardboard Box'

Tue 30 Apr 2013

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MFU 4 Asylum Seekers: Australian History and Society

Sport & National Identity

Wed 21 May 2014

History Matters

Speaking in grids: the order of language from slums to Marvellous Melbourne

Thu 23 Mar 2017

We walk through Melbourne's many grids of streets everyday, but have you ever stopped to think about how these grids shape the language/s in which we speak? This lecture explores the spatial order of language in 1890s Melbourne, from the slums of Little Lon to the prestige of Collins Street, and how it this order was made through the colonisation of Kulin land and the politics of Chinese and South Asian migration. Students will gain an understand ...

Voices from the South

On tradition, identity and gender

Thu 21 Apr 2011

The Naked Brunch: Food, Consumption & Culture

A revolution in an eggcup? Celebrity chefs, ethical consumption and lifestyle politics

Thu 20 Sep 2012

Celebrity chefs have become the somewhat unlikely cultural icons of our time. In this talk I discuss the impact that figures like Jamie Oliver have had on the way we think about cooking, eating and sourcing our food, focusing in particular on the way he has used his branded identity to promote healthy and ethical forms of consumption.

Millennial Citizens in the Age of Trump

Millennial Citizens in the Age of Trump

Wed 07 Dec 2016

The recent election of Donald Trump in the US shook the world and affirmed the ascendancy of populist right-wing movements globally. Yet, amid the triumphs of figures like Trump, Hanson, Farage, Uribe and Duterte in polls this year, another political phenomenon is taking shape. In electorates around the world, Millennials are emerging as a constituency with a shared and yet contested set of social and political challenges, who skew progressive on ...

Identity and Politics

Feminist dialogue with identity politics

Thu 12 Oct 2017