|Lismore - BB||Study Period 1||N/A|
UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
96 credit points
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 the 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 the 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.
|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|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of politics|
|3||Investigate the role of networked media in political struggle|
|4||Describe and examine the idea of contemporary communism|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Explain a theoretical approach to political struggles
Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of politics
Investigate the role of networked media in political struggle
Describe and examine the idea of contemporary communism
- Alain Badiou, 2012, History in a Time of Riots, Verso, London, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781844678792.
- Edited by Costas Douzinas and Slavoj Zizek, 2010, The Idea of Communism, Vol 1, Verso. ISBN: 9781844674596.
- Jodi Dean, 2012, The Communist Horizon, Verso. ISBN: 9781844679546.
- Jodi Dean, 2016, Crowds and Party, Verso, London, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781781686942.
- New edition with an Introduction by Jodi Dean : Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 2008, The Communist Manifesto, Pluto Press. ISBN: 9780745399379.