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SOCA1010.2: Class, Consumption and Youth: Inequality and Ideology in Everyday Life

Addressing key view points on societies, and how symbolic distinctions are formed in societies.

SOCA1010.2: Class, Consumption and Youth: Inequality and Ideology in Everyday Life
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Learn about key view points on societies.

This course addresses some of the material and symbolic ways in which distinctions are formed within societies, and identifies key perspectives through which they can be understood. We will begin by discussing class and inequality, moving through classic and contemporary theories of class and considering what they mean for contemporary Australian society. We will then address recent research on consumption and lifestyles. Finally, we will focus on youth transitions and cultures, a key area in which concepts of class, inequalities, lifestyles and consumption have been applied.

What topics will you cover?

Please see the SOCA1010: Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction course handbook for more detail.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in sociology, cultural issues in society, or the workings of society more broadly. It would also suit those looking to develop their critical thinking or research skills.

Who will you learn with?

Steven Threadgold's research focuses on youth and class.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established1965
  • LocationNewcastle, Australia
  • World rankingTop 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021