MEDIA, STUFF & VALUES (CM5033)

This course will first define essential aspects of the material and analyse different theoretical approaches to the study of material culture. We will then investigate how ‘stuff’of material culture (landscapes, objects, clothing, paraphernalia of the everyday environment) mediates contemporary identity in the context of a globalised culture and examine how the interplay between design, form, and function is represented by media as embodying cultural value. We will reflect on the nature of consumption, consider the politics of value of commodities, and explore how media are transformed into signs of global material culture.

Code: 
CM5033
Name: 
MEDIA, STUFF & VALUES
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)
Co-requisites: 
None