Identity, culture and society 859

Module code SOC 859
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

This module focuses on the relationship between the personal and social and how these two domains are intricately related, simultaneously implying sameness and difference in the process of identification. It considers how societal structures and institutions shape and construct identities historically, whilst being shaped by individual agency, in turn. Human experience reveals a range of cross-cutting affiliations, based on ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexuality and generation, amongst others, implying a multiplicity in belonging, suggesting a relational process, rather than an essence. The social, contingent and constructed nature of identities is highlighted against experiences of dislocation within a context of globalisation.

Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Sociology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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