Identity Politics (IDPO)

Course description

The course introduces and critically discusses the issue of identity politics in consumer culture.

Contemporary cultures are many times described as consumer cultures, since consumption has become one of the key domains through which individuals orchestrate their identities. This is not to suggest, however, that we are living in a postmodern condition where we are free to assume any identity position we find compelling. Rather there are certain subject positions open to us depending on structuring issues such as gender, ethnicity, religion, age and class.

Please Note !

There will be no new admissions to this course.

Course title:
Identity Politics
Semester: Autumn term 2014
Study period: 3 4
Rate of studies: 50%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English


Course coordinator:
Helena Flinck
Head of course:
Jacob Östberg