This module takes a predominantly cultural approach to the study of cities and draws on a range of artistic sources (cinema, literature, art and music for example) to analyse recent urban change in the context of globalisation and post-industrial restructuring. Specific emphasis is placed on how identity categories such as class, gender, race and sexuality inform cultural and urban landscapes and students will be introduced to perspectives such as Marxism, feminism, queer and post-colonial theories.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
10 x 2 hours lectures/seminars in the first term
Module assessment - more information
Two essays (50% each)