SOC8044 : Being, Belonging and Identity
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sarah Winkler-Reid
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to critically investigate sociological and anthropological approaches to, and uses of, identity and of subjectivity, drawing on a wide range of theoretical and empirical material. The module will introduce students to recent anthropological and sociological research on identity and experience, and to investigate social, cultural and political aspects of identity and of subjectivity. The module further aims to explore, anthropologically and sociologically, the processual and relational aspects of identity and of subjectivity, as well as to consider the relationship and the interaction between the individual and the social in regards to identity and to the self. The module will give students the opportunity to consider recent debates in this area, and to hone their analytic and writing skills. Areas covered may include:
Outline Of Syllabus
Identity as a question
Memory and narrative
Habitus and the socialized subjectivity
Unconscious selfhood: psychoanalytic perspectives
Self and other: issues of value
Nation, nationalism, class and belonging
Note - these will change depending upon teaching team.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||2:00||16:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||2||2:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||80:00||80:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The 2-hour seminar and group learning slot is intended to combine substantive material with illustrative material and will also incorporate segments of student-led seminar work based on set readings.
Teaching sessions are flexibly designed to incorporate a wide range of methods, including lecture input, seminar discussion, workshops, student presentations, film screenings, as appropriate to the material and in response to the needs of the student group. Teaching groups are small enough to enable discussion which can include significant amounts of formative feedback.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students have the opportunity to explore one topic in some depth, to read around the topic, and to marshal sources to advance an argument.