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i will attach my plan with all my teachers comments work from that

please use readings listed that would relate to the topic i will list the readings you can choose from below

Week 2 � Tradition, Contested Tradition, and Invented Tradition
Set reading:
� Hobsbawm, E. 1993, ‘Introduction: inventing traditions’ in E. Hobsbawm and T. Ranger (eds), The
invention of tradition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-14.
� Clark, A. 2013, �The History Wars�, in A. Clark and P. Ashton (eds), Australian History Now, New South
Publishing, Sydney, pp.151-166.
Further resources:
� McKenna, M. 2010, �Anzac Day: How did it become Australia�s national day?� in M. Lake & H. Reynolds
(eds), What�s Wrong with Anzac? The Militarisation of Australian History, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp.
Week 3 � The Enlightenment and Modernity
Set reading:
� Gillen, P and Ghosh, D. 2006, ‘Progress’ in P. Gillen and D. Ghosh (eds), Colonialism and Modernity.
UNSW Press, Kensington, NSW, p. 33.
� Kant, I. 1784, �What is Enlightenment?�, Lecture in Konigsberg, Prussia.
Further resources:
� Gross, D. 1992, The Past in Ruins: Tradition and the Critique of Modernity, The University of
Massachusetts Press, Massachusetts, pp. 20-40.
Unit Guide: ARTS103 Ideas and Society
Implementation Date: Semester

Week 4 � Independent Excursions: visit to chosen site
You are required to visit the site you have selected to conduct on-site research – a report should then be
submitted in blog-form with photographic or video evidence (must include a selfie) of your visit (see assessment
tasks section for more details).
Assessment 2 DUE (Excursion Report)
AUGUST 1- 5 BREAK: No lecture or tutorial
Week 5 � Imperialism and Colonialism: �the West and the Rest�
Set reading:
Hall, S. 1996, �The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power� in S. Hall et al (eds), Modernity: An
Introduction to Modern Societies, Blackwell, Malden, MA, pp. 184-189.
Watson, I. 2009, �Aboriginality and the Violence of Colonialism�, borderlands e-journal, vol. 8, no. 1,
pp. 1-8.
Further resources:
Young, R.J.C. 2001, Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction, Blackwell, Malden, MA, pp. 1-11.
Week 6 � Democracy, Liberalism, and Capitalism
Set reading:
� Taeusch, C.F. 1935, �What is Capitalism�? International Journal of Ethics, vol. 45, no. 2, University of
Chicago Press, pp. 221-234.
� Gilley, B. 2009, �Is Democracy Possible?�, Journal of Democracy, vol. 20, no.1, John Hopkins University
Press, pp. 113-127.
� Minogue, K. 1999. �Introduction�, The Liberal Mind, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, pp, 1-16.
Week 7 � Marxism (and the �Spectre of Marx�)
Set reading:
� Marx, K. and Engels, F. 1848, The Communist manifesto,
� D�Amato, P. 2014, Meaning of Marxism, Introduction: The Relevance of Marxism, Haymarket Books,
Further resources:
� Wilkinson, R and Pickett, K. 2010, Equality and Sustainability in The Spirit Level, Penguin Books,
London, pp. 217-233.
Week 8 � The Self: Psychoanalysis and Psychology
Set reading:
� Freud, S. 1991, Lecture 1: introduction in J. Strachey and A. Richards, Introductory Lectures on
Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud, Penguin, London, pp. 39-49.
� Hardt, M. 2007, ‘What affects are good for’, in P. Ticineto Clough, The Affective Turn: theorizing the
social, Duke University Press, Durham and London, pp. ix-xiii.
Assessment 3 DUE: (Essay Proposal Plan)
Week 9: NO READINGS � Vivas: 1:1 assessment meetings and workshop
Unit Guide: ARTS103 Ideas and Society
Implementation Date: Semester 2 2016 9
Week 10 � Social Justice and Intersectionality
Set reading:
� Brah, A. and Phoenix, A. 2004, �Ain�t I A Woman? Revisiting Intersectionality�. Journal of International
Women’s Studies, 5(3), 75-86.
Further resources:
� Kissack, T. 1995, �Freaking Fag Revolutionaries: New York’s gay liberation front, 1969-1971�, Radical
History Review, pp. 105-134.
Week 11 � Postmodernity
Set reading:
� Morley, D. 1996, �Postmodernism: the rough guide� in J.Curran, D. Morley and V. Walkerdine (eds),
Cultural Studies and Communication, Arnold, New York, pp. 50-65.
Further resources:
� Malpas, S. 2005, The Postmodern, Routledge, London, pp. 11- 17 & 31-36.
Week 12 � The Age of the Global
� Gray, J, 2004, �From the great transformation to the global free market�, in F Lechner and J Boli, The
Globalisation Reader, Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 22-28.
� Malm, A, 2015, �The Anthropocene Myth�, Jacobin,
Further resources:
� Gidde

Planning, writing and editing your essay
� Follow and adjust, as needed, your proposal plan to establish a logical order the ideas in your essay: introduction should present site and context, body should tease out your site analysis in relation to 2-3 themes/big ideas themes with argument (examples from site, supporting relevant research) to back up your claims/main points/Paragraph topic sentences What makes a good introduction?

� Introduces site and arguments (says what your main claims are briefly, which you will then go on to prove in the body paragraphs), offers context and background info for the argument to come

� The language of the introduction should help the reader become oriented to your essay. The samples below were taken from past papers: Setting the scene: provide a context, begin with the site or idea you want to
explore, e.g.: Australia is a nation with a chequered past. In the 21st century it takes its place in the global context as a western nation, yet its first human inhabitants represent the oldest cultures in the world. Once the central hub
of the new British penal colony, The Rocks area features many heritages and stone buildings with their convict histories, proximity to iconic Sydney sites such as The Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. While these
national symbols attract thousands of tourists to the Emerald City every year, few of those visiting are aware of the heated debates around national identity (this foregrounds analysis of the site in relation to the theme of contested tradition and the history wars from week 2).State your argument:

� Note intent of this essay – E.G. In this essay, I will detail the developments of modernity and multiculturalism through an analysis of Chinatown, arguing that . . .

� Add more about what your analysis will do � E.G. I examine the polarisation of traditional Indigenous knowledge and practices and postcolonial capitalism by exploring the history of Cockatoo Island . . . Introduce your themes or lens:

� Modernity, which is informed by Enlightenment philosophy and which drove progress in �the West� between the 18th and 20th centuries (Gillen & Ghosh 2007), was instrumental in both the disruption of Aboriginal culture and the establishment of a modern Australia. During the process of colonisation, the governmental focus on processes of categorisation and control in regards to the original inhabitants, sought to regulate the extent to which Aboriginal community could function.

� The Female Orphan School can be best understood when analysed through the themes of tradition and modernity. Tradition is defined by

�invariance, by fixed (normally formalized) practices� (Hobsbawm 1993), repetitious by nature and tending to be transferred from one generation to another. It is related to, but not the same as, custom, which, Hobsbawm
understands as more open to change, due to the need for traditional (premodern) societies to be somewhat adaptable in order to survive and thrive(p. 2).

Structure your essay
� Introduction
� Body paragraphs and topic sentences, following by detailed analysis of your selected themes/big idea in relation to your
� Remember to give specific example from your site or its history for claims made and major points of your argument, and also to include supporting relevant academic research

� After discussing your chosen themes/big ideas re: your site, try to speak to further connections between these themes. E.G. If you have written about how capitalism relates to your site and how the industrial revolution affected its development, what further connections can you make, what more can you say, about how capitalism and the industrial revolution informed each other, and how they came together to shape your site

� Conclusion
Manage your time:
� Start early
� Leave time to edit your essay for grammar, correct referencing, structure and coherence
� Dont forget to do a final proof for spelling, typos, referencing
� And do a final check list against the task brief:
� Have you done everything the task requires?
� Have you used min 4 refs from subject readings?
� Have you used min 5-7 relevant academic, peer-reviewed sources? Have you cited min 5 different academic refs in-text, in accordance with Harvard
Style Guide?
� Have you listed all of those sources, plus any non-academic refs, in a reference list at the end, formatted in accordance with Harvard Style Guide?

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