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Sociology of Asian Societies - SOCI298

Australia is geographically, politically and economically enmeshed with the rapid changes taking place in the Asian region and our fate is tied up in profound ways with the so-called ‘Asian Century’. Drawing on case studies from Japan, China, Singapore, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, this unit will explore, through a sociological framework, key social transformations in modern Asian societies. Through the lens of these nation-states, the unit will take a thematic approach to consider societal transformations across contemporary Asia and will explore what a distinctively sociological treatment offers: 1) Asian diversities and migrations; 2)The Intimate sphere, gender and changing family formations; 3) Asian economies and the growing middles class; 4) Comparative Welfare and social policies; 5) Urbanisation and Asian cities; and 6) Asian global cultural flows; and 7) Globalisation and interconnectedness in the Asian century.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Selvaraj Velayutham

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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