Globalisation and Culture, 7.5 hp
The course focuses on globalisation and culture. As a theoretical starting point to understand global cultural processes today, the course introduces Cultural Studies theories and the topics that have contributed to its formation and development. In focus for the course is an analysis of the relationship between globalisation processes and contemporary cultural changes throughout the world. In connection to cultural changes, we will discuss so-called post-colonial theories.
During the course, special attention will be given to different forms of identity constructions related to the globalisation process, where new technology and media play an important role. Concepts as de-territorialisation and hybridisation versus localisation and homogenisation will be discussed.