Material Culture, Consumption and the Construction of Self

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This course explores the ways in which consumption practices may be used in the construction of the self. Consumption will be introduced as an active process through which commodities are invested with personal and social values in the creation of group and individual identities. We will look at how self construction is made, particularly through different objects lending themselves to particular identities and different practices (such as shopping, markets and informal provisioning) in diverse contexts, both Western and non-Western.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

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First class: Wed 10-Jan-18 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code SSGE021S4ACB

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