This course is designed to introduce the students to the study of culture and identity in a globalizing world. The course is presented through an inter-disciplinary approach and focuses on scholarly debates over an array of socio-cultural changes and transformations that affect all world societies and individuals in multiple ways. During the course, the students will engage in the study of different globalization theories and approaches, the concept of culture and cultural change, and the origin and transformation of different identity layers (national, supranational, ethnic), always from a local-global perspective.
1. Globalization discourses in the 21st century.
2. Globalization in scholarship.
3. Culture and deterritorialization of culture.
4. Global consumer culture.
5. Media & Communication, consumption of cultural goods.
6. Cultures of protests.
7. Individual and collective identities.
8. Identity in the digital era.
9. National identities: origins and consequences.
10. Supranational identities.
12. Culturalization of racism.