Faculty of Arts
Advanced Problems in Sociological Theory
In Advanced Social Theory we learn how to use a range of critical tools to interpret current empirical phenomena. Here we look at the broader problems confronting society today through the lens of key theorists. Our background is the global economic crisis, global warming, social divisions, decay and destruction. We draw on materialist, linguistic and psychoanalytic perspectives: Marx, Foucault, Deleuze, Žižek, Badiou, Bakhtin, Hardt and Negri and more. Students choose to apply any one or number of theorists to examine an issue of sociological relevance. Previous students have studied protest movements through Hardt and Negri, dating sites through Lacan, capitalism today through Badiou, monogamy and Deleuze, ideology through Žižek and so on.
Coordinator(s) Dr Colin Cremin
SOCIOL 700: 30.0 points