School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Cultural and Social GeographiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101590.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
700055 - Cultural and Social Geographies (UWSC)

About this Unit
Examines the nexus between society, culture and place. Considers contemporary social and cultural planning issues including: local community relations, place management, place redefinitions, ethnic concentration, cultural precincts, and the spatial politics of gender and sexuality. The roles of cultural products in carrying spatial information and reinforcing identity are examined. Introduction to cultural and social geography, and developments in cognate fields of cultural studies and anthropology. Key theories of identity. Case studies range across ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexuality, class and nationalism. The analysis and assessment advances an appreciation of social and cultural difference and social justice.

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