IDENTITY FORMATION IN A TRANSNAT'L WORLD (CM5005)

This course examines the theories of self and identity formation in a globalized world where traditional techniques of identity formation coming from religions and schools and family are being supplemented or changed by techniques coming from other cultures and countries. Some of these ways of self-identification are influenced by consumerism, advertising and media. Some are influenced by traditional physical and moral training or globalized martial arts. Some are influenced by the implantation of psychological and therapeutic techniques from the West. Others are linked to the circulation of techniques of self-formation from yoga, tai chi, and kabala that have been taken out of their traditional contexts and globalized, mediatized and modernized. This course looks at people who seek to make and define themselves in various different local contexts. It will also examine the rise of religious fundamentalism, its appeal to youth, and how it uses media. The course also looks at the role of media, institutions and advertising consumer culture in this process.

Code: 
CM5005
Name: 
IDENTITY FORMATION IN A TRANSNAT'L WORLD
Discipline: 
CM (Communications)
Type: 
Regular
Level: 
Graduate
Credits: 
4
Can be taken twice for credit?: 
No
Pre-requisites: 
Major=MA: Global Communications OR Major=MA: Global Comm. (Visual & Material Culture Track) OR Major=MA: Global Comm. (Fashion Track) OR Major=MA: Global Comm. (Development Communications) OR Major=MA: Global Comm. (Digital Cultures and Industries)
Co-requisites: 
None