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as of 9/16/2019

TELEVISION, LIFESTYLE & CONSUMER CULTURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectFilm and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 112
Full UC Title: TELEVISION, LIFESTYLE & CONSUMER CULTURE 
Transcript Title: TV LIFESTYLE&CULTR 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course frames lifestyle as the site where consumer culture and individual identity intersect, where identities are produced through our interactions with the commodities and media we consume. It approaches lifestyle as the relatively recent invention of advertising, marketing, popular media and related institutions and discourses, contextualizing it within the broader rise of modern consumer culture, in order to provide a historical framework for understanding the rise and global spread of lifestyle culture today. The course engages key theories for understanding consumer culture and media from Marxist accounts of commodity fetishism and alienated labor to contemporary television studies and social theories of DIY-selves and reflexive individualism. On completion of this course, students are able to analyze the complex relations between contemporary consumer culture, lifestyle discourse, popular media and individual identity formation, and to trace the workings of these relations through selected cultural sites that may include advertisements, television programs, and Internet sites, and everyday practices like shopping. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: TELEVISION, LIFESTYLE & CONSUMER CULTURE 
Partner University Department: Cultural Studies 
Partner University Course Number: CULS20014