School Of Humanities And Languages

Understanding PowerWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100970.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Christopher John Fleming

Equivalent Units
SS215A - Understanding Power

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit aims to explore contemporary understandings of power and its various manifestations in the modern world. Numerous themes are considered including informal and formal mechanisms of power, the uses and abuses of power, resistance, plus various examples of "powered" sites. Classical social theories of power are examined and, in particular, the work of the French philosopher Michel Foucault will be closely examined.


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