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Unit convenor and teaching staff
130cp at 1000 level or above
A rich sociological tradition as well as contemporary research highlight the extraordinariness of ‘ordinary’ life and culture. In all that we do social norms and cultural attitudes are entwined with structural conditions. But we are more than workers, economic actors, or citizens. We are also lovers and friends, children, siblings and parents. We spend time pursuing leisure activities, inhabit a range of private and public spaces, engage with a variety of media, find pleasure in eating and consuming. So, how do we negotiate our freedoms and constraints, individual agency and its limits, the tension between tradition and the new, the boundaries of self and other? This unit explores the extraordinary social accomplishment of ordinary life. All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see www.open.edu.au
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