This short course introduces you to key figures, theories and approaches in cultural theory and the broader contexts in which such theories have applied.
How can the work of cultural theorists help in analysing local and global issues? What happens when we start to consider the inter-relationships between culture, experience, bodies and traditions, and question the ways knowledge is produced about them?
As a discipline and a distinctive problematic, cultural studies, led by the work of Professor Stuart Hall, offers a way of exploring the world by interrogating and asking questions of ‘culture’ and the inter-relationships between elements the make up particular ways of life. By asking where and how people experience and respond to conditions of everyday life, cultural theory is interested in how lifeworlds are lived and the relations and attachments that are formed between people, objects, and places. Rather than seeking to find the truth of particular claims of knowledge, cultural theory provides a means of considering what is assumed, ignored, and missed during investigations. Starting with questions rather than answers, this course considers particular theoretical approaches to investigating culture, people and places.
The course dates are:
17 Jan - 7 Mar 2017
Classes are at 6.30-9pm. Price listed is for the entire eight week course.
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Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, runs an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. This includes a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.
So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.
What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.
Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.