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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)


  1. Globalisation

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

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


  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.


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


  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:


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

Communities. London: Routledge.


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

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


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


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