BODIES, MONEY AND MARKETS

PHI3BMM

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

From the most abstract financial flows to our most intimate desires money and markets permeate all aspects of our lives. But should we limit the powers of money and markets to reduce everything to property and exchange? What are the implications of thinking of our bodies and work as things we own? What is money and why is it so powerful? Are global markets spaces of freedom and creativity or the reverse? Can we imagine futures without the dominance and defining powers of money and markets over bodies and life? We address these and related questions through the work of some influential thinkers in European and feminist theory such as Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Butler, Ahmed, Derrida, Deleuze and Agamben.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points from ASSC subjects or by approval of the subject coordinator

Co-requisites nill

Incompatible subjects nill

Equivalent subjects nill

Special conditions nill

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and critically evaluate philosophical texts that theorise the relationships between bodily being, money and markets.

Activities:
Guided reading exercises; on-line discussion forums, seminar activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse the influence of different philosophical traditions on the construction of key debates around the financialisation of contemporary life.

Activities:
Writing exercises, seminar discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Construct an argument concerning the character and/or impact of money and/or markets on current ideas of living well and/or global justice.

Activities:
research activities, essay writing,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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