Julkisen sosiologian projekti/Culture, power and politics 2018
Course website with video lectures and slides: http://www.antiuniversity.org/Culture-Power-Politics-course-2018
What is the connection between culture and power? How do the ideas we have about what is ‘normal’ or ‘natural’ influence our decisions? How did Brexit happen? What is gender? Cultural theory makes use of techniques from philosophy, history, sociology, human geography, anthropology and political and critical theory to examine these questions in the context of contemporary popular cultures. If you’ve never been to university, have been but miss the critical debates or are curious about who decides what counts as knowledge in the first place, this introductory course is for you. There is no set reading (although we’ll recommend some if you’re interested) and no essay assignments, exams or deadlines (although we’ll set some if you want to challenge yourself). All the classes are interactive and give you the chance to think about everyday life in the context of the history of ideas. We’ll provide the learning environment. The rest is up to you.
- Session 1 Oct 2 Making Meaning: Introduction to Semiotics
- Session 2 Oct 9 Workers of the World Unite: Marx for Beginners
- Session 3 Oct 16 Popular Interests: Antonio Gramsci and Hegemony
- Session 4 Oct 30 Monsieur Foucault and the Prison of the Self
- Session 5 Nov 6 Racial Mythologies: Edward Said and Orientalism
- Session 6 Nov 13 Inventing Gender
- Session 7 Nov 27 What’s Sex Got to Do With It?
About Antiuniversity: http://www.antiuniversity.org/ABOUT