Undergraduate Module Descriptor


ANT3078: Eat: The Social Self as Consumer

This module descriptor refers to the 2014/5 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Matthias Varul (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

none

Co-requisites

none

Available via distance learning

No

In this module you will look at how the contemporary social self is shaped by its involvement in economic interaction as consumer and how the changes in the world of shopping represent social change in general. Particular emphasis will be put on the way that the symbolic construction of subjectivities in consumption relate to the material existence of the self as body and its relation to the materiality of produced and consumed objects.

This is an interdisciplinary module addressed to students in the social sciences, and it is particularly suitable for sociologists, anthropologists, and human geographers.

Module created

01/01/2005

Last revised

01/01/2014