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Culture and Cultural Industries (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02162
Acronym: 02162
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 20.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 21.0 h/sem 129.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Not applicable
Objectives This course departs from the assertion that culture is not 'natural' nor is it an 'add on', instead it is a key ingredient in the production of humankind such that "without men, no culture, certainly; but equally, and more significantly without culture, no men" (Geertz, 1973: 49).  Culture and its industries are then crucial sites of production and power. Throughout the course we will use different theories, examples and sites to examine how cultures are produced, studied, consumed, by whom, and to what effects. This course has three main goals: to provide students with an overview of some of the major theoretical approaches from several disciplines, including communication studies, political science, anthropology and art; to identify convergences and divergences between these approaches so as to highlight what is gained and lost by using them; and finally, to provide students with the conceptual tools necessary to conduct their own cultural research.
Program - What culture? (or, Nature/Culture, Science/Society);
- Science and Technology as Cultural Industries; Intertextuality of Art Images in Advertising;
- Cultural policies in Portugal: Agents, practices and territory;
- Reading culture and reading class: Reading practices in Portugal in the beginning of the XXI century;
- Cultural publics: types and social profiles;
- Modernities and Globalization: the paradoxes of cultural globalization;
- Modernities and Globalization: singularity and complexity of historical dynamics.
Evaluation Method (1) Participation (15%). (2) A research paper in two stages:a proposal(5 page should include a research question, possible lines of arguments, and an annotated bibliography)(15%)and a final paper(55%)that should not exceed 5000 words including notes and references.(3) A review essay that should not be longer than3-4 pages (15%).
Students who do not opt for continuous assessment or fail in this assessment regime may take the final examination (100%) at the periods provided for this.
Teaching Method The course consists of ten weekly sessions. Each of these sessions is two-hours long, and will be structured around a presentation by an invited speaker followed by a seminar discussion led by students.
Observations -
Basic Bibliographic Adorno, Theodor (2001) The culture industry: selected essays on mass culture, London: Routledge
Anheier, Helmut K and Raj Isar, Yudhishthir (2008) Cultures and Globalization. The Cultural Economy, London: Sage
Davies, Rosamund and Sigthorsson, Gauti (2013) Introducing the Creative Industries From Theory to Practice, London: Sage
Flew, Terry (2012) The Creative Industries: Culture and Policy, London: Sage, 2012
Hartley, John (2005) Creative Industries, Oxford: Blackwell
Hartley, John; Potts, Jason; Cunningham, Stuart; Flew, Terry; Keane, Michael Banks, John (2012) Key Concepts in Creative
Industries, London: Sage
Complementar Bibliographic