Investigates the current debate over the idea of communism. The unit examines issues such as the new cycle of struggles, class and identity and a return to communism. The contemporary critique of capitalism in a digital age (communicative capitalism) as well as the limits of media politics will be evaluated.
- Return to communism
- Key positions in debate over idea of communism
- New cycle of struggles
- Class and identity
- The people as the subject of politics
- Collective desire
- Communicative capitalism
- Limits of individualism
- Limits of anarchism
- The party
- Movement and party
- Beyond resistance
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Explain a theoretical approach to political struggles||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of politics||Lifelong learning|
|3||Investigate the role of networked media in political struggle||Intellectual rigour|
|4||Describe and examine the idea of contemporary communism||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
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