GEN320: 'Family Values' in the 21st Century
Family values are increasingly invoked in Australia and other Western nations as the 21st century unfolds. The prevailing mood of fear and fundamentalism carries with it shifts in the relations between the sexes, the races, the religions, the classes, and the generations—deepening and compounding their effects of division and domination (as in the case of the 2000–2001 ethnic gang rapes in Sydney). Whilst the rhetoric of family values appears to want to return us to an earlier era in our thinking and our social structures, such a transformation of the world is taking place that is impossible to get back to the way things were. It is imperative to explore the changed and changing landscapes of our political life, our popular culture, our experience of home and work, in order to grasp these changes in our Australian context. This unit explores the rhetoric of family values across a range of fields in contemporary Australian culture.
D2 - Day; Offered in the second half-year
X2 - External study; Offered in the second half-year (Session Dates: 5 August)
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Judy Lattas|
30cp or admission to GDipWSt
Department of Sociology
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