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Word Count: 1000 words. A good rule of thumb is 10% above or below the word count. In-text referencing and the reference list are included in the word count.

Due Date: Saturday 01/09/2018 05:00 PM (CST) Darwin Time. Late penalties will be applied.

Topic Questions:

Choose one (1) of the following:



  1. ‘Cultural globalisation’ plays a significant role in developing global identities. Discuss.

  2. Critically assess the role of ‘para-social interactions’ in contemporary lives.

  3. In 1994, Jim McClellan suggested that “online culture creates mouse potatoes”, however this has not occurred. Discuss.

  4. Compare and contrast the terms ‘absolute poverty’ and ‘relative poverty’.

  5. ‘Social epidemiology’ helps the medical profession target social groups and not the whole population. Discuss.

References According to APA 6th:

  1. Minimum 5 Academic References from the following (N.B: These should be properly Paraphrased and not include any plagiarism. Primarily, the academic references you use will be either books including ebooks and journal articles.):


Module 1: Global Identities

  1. Global Sociology


Thinking Sociologically, Thinking Globally (Ch 2 p. 33-48)

[https://ereadings.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:39076]


  1. Globalisation


Thinking Sociologically, Thinking Globally (Ch 2 p. 48-56)

Holmes, D., et al. (2003) Globalisation (Ch. 13 p.421-435) Australian sociology

[http://ereadings.cdu.edu.au/eserv/cdu:20593/doc.pdf]

  1. Media & Celebrity


Communication and New Media (Ch 22)

Turner, G. (2004). Understanding Celebrity (Ch1 p. 3-27) in Understanding Celebrity

[Access via eBooks in Library http://libguides.cdu.edu.au/ebooks]

  1. Online Identities


Science, Cyberspace and the Risk Society (Ch 23 p. 813-818)

Turkle, S. (1999). Cyberspace and Identity Contemporary Sociology, 28(6), 643-648. Retrieved

from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2655534

Module 2: Third World

  1. Poverty


Global Poverty/Global Inequality (Ch 9)
  1. Health


Health, Medicine & Well-being (Ch 21 p. 723-733 & 740-750)

Broom, A. & Germov, J. (2014). Global Public Health. In J. Germov (Ed.) Second Opinion

[Access via eBooks in Library http://libguides.cdu.edu.au/ebooks]

  1. Indigenous Politics


Racism, Ethnicities & Migration (Ch 11 p.348-372)

Nagel, J. (1995). American Indian ethnic renewal. American Sociological Review, 60(6) 947-

965 [http://www.jstor.org/stable/2096434]

  1. The Environment


Social Change & the Environment (Ch 25 p.866-874 and 889-890)

Population, cities, and the space of things to come (Ch 24 p. 841-859)


Module 3: The Other

9. Social Movements


Power, Governance & Social Movements (Ch 16 p. 563-573)

Olofsson, G. (1988) After the Working-Class Movement? Acta Sociologica 31(1) pp. 15-34

Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/4200682

10. Third Genders


The Gender Order & Sexualities (Ch 12 p. 390-397)

Nanda, S. (1993) Hijras (Ch. 8 p. 373 - 417) in Third Sex. Third Gender.

[https://ereadings.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:61505]

11. Feminism


The Gender Order & Sexualities (Ch 12 p. 398-410 and p. 377)

Hooks, B. (1991). Sisterhood (Ch. 4 p.27-41) in Gunew, S. (Ed.) A Reader in Feminist

Knowledge [https://ereadings.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:61504]

12. Globalised Sexuality


The Gender Order & Sexualities (Ch 12 p. 389, p. 410-420)

Altman, D. (2004). Sexuality and Globalisation. Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender

Equity, (62), 22-28. Retrieved from

http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.cdu.edu.au/stable/4066674



  1. Maximum of 2 Primary Sources

Primary Sources includes:

  1. Government Reports

  2. NGO websites

  3. Documentaries

  4. Newspaper Articles

  5. Government Policy

(X) N.B: NON-citable Sources which cannot be used in this essay are:

  1. Encyclopaedia

  2. Google

  3. Google Scholar

  4. Wikipedia

  5. Youtube clips

  6. Student’s Dissertations

  7. Dictionary

  8. Book reviews

  9. Conference papers

  10. Magazine articles


Reference Examples:

Book


Kerry, S. (2018). Trans Dilemmas: Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal

Communities. London: Routledge.


Journal


Kerry, S. (2017). Transgender people in Australia’s Northern Territory. International

Journal of Transgenderism, 18(2), 129-139. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2016.125407


Chapter


Kerry, S. (2017). Intersex men, masculinities, and ‘disabled’ penises. In C. Loeser, V.

Crowley & B. Pini (Eds.), Anthology of Disability and Masculinities: Corporeality,

Pedagogy and the Critique of Otherness (pp. 85-101). New York: Palgrave

Macmillan.



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