|Teacher/Coordinator: Dr K Maton|
Classes: 2 hours per wk
Assessment: One 2,000 word workbook (40%) and one 3,000 word research essay (60%).
|Students will become familiar with the central recent developments in social theory. The unit will examine reinterpretation of a selection of core issues in social theory, as well as covering innovations such as actor-network theory, theories of language and culture, sexuality and the body, consumption and social identity, globalization, nation and state, economic sociology and the intersection of work and family life, democracy and civil society, ethics and recognition, multiculturalism and postcolonialism, knowledge societies, and the dynamics of postmodern social life.|