Winter School Subject List for 2013
Social Construction of Difference (SCLG2608) - (Stream A) - Opens 15 May 2012
|Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology and Social Policy
Credit Points: 6
Instructors: (1) Dr Alec Pemberton - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Start Date: 02 Jul 2012
End Date: 18 Jul 2012
Status: Places available
Enrolments Open: 15 May 2012
Enrolments Close: 23 Jun 2012
Census date: 06 Jul 2012
On-time withdrawals close: 23 Jun 2012
Costs: Local - $3330.00 *
International - $3570.00 *
* Please note: Fees are indicative - while every effort is made to display the correct fees, final fees may vary.
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No
The focus of this unit of study is on the dynamics of the identification of ‘difference’ in society, including the processes of stigmatisation and demonisation of ‘deviants’. The unit focuses on areas such as the debates surrounding the ‘welfare underclass’, unruly youth, refugees and asylum seekers, trans-gendered persons, the care of the mentally ill, etc. Significant theoretical debates will be addressed, including ‘realism’ vs. ‘social construction’, ‘defining deviance down’ (Moynihan; Hendershott), the ‘Broken Windows’ thesis (Wilson and Kelling) and Jock Young’s theory of ‘Essentialising the Other’.
Class Participation = 5 % ; Take Home Exam 1,500 words = 50% ; Essay 2,000 words = 45 %
Start Date: 02 Jul 2012 End Date: 18 Jul 2012
SEMINARS: Mondays and Wednesdays for the period 2 July - 18 July, classes from 11:00 - 16:00 hrs
Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 311
Course Reader plus: Marshall, H. et al. (2007) Deviance and Social Control, Melbourne, Oxford University Press.