POL210 Politics of Identity (8)


This subject seeks to examine recent
developments within political theory that address questions of
identity, subjectivity and difference. It charts the
emergence of new political identities and their
representations. It seeks to analyse the changing
significance of public forms of identification such
as nation, gender, class, multiculturalism and the
media in organising people's experience of everyday
life and politics.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: POL210
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

POL101 or POL110 or POL106 or POL105LIT1%%SOC101

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of identity
within political cultures, both Australian and international.
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the limits of the category identity and an appreciation of post-identity politics
- be able to analyse the ways in which identities are produced through narratives of the self and the implications of this
- be able to critically examine the rise of identity politics and the assumed demise of traditional politics and their continuing interrelationships


The subject will cover the following topics:
. the rise of identity politics . critique of individual versus society dualism . post structural critique of gender . narratives of self . class, culture and popular culture . ideology to discourse . production of subjectivities . otherness', orientalism and Aboriginality . media and cyber identities . corporal politics and the post-human multiculturalism and nationalism


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.