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Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style is an online unit provided by Macquarie University and Open Universities of Australia that critically evaluates subcultures and oppositional cultures by exploring what is meant by ‘taste’ and ‘rebellion' in relation to culture and the politics of style.
Throughout the course of this online unit, you will critique the hierarchies that classify and position cultural objects and practices, and consider the politics of high culture versus popular culture. In addition, you will assess the construction of cultural, ethnic, sexual, gender and national identities in the context of marginalised practices.
Finally, you will synthesise relevant materials to develop academic arguments which respond to the central issues raised by cultural and stylistic politics.
There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply. It is assumed however that students will have an introductory level of knowledge about this area of study or relevant experience.
Due to the mature content of this unit, students under the age of 16 will be required to submit a signed parental consent form prior to enrolment.
In the Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style is a useful unit for anyone seeking to delve deeper into the issues of culture and identity politics. Through the frameworks of ‘graffiti’, ‘kitsch’ and ‘trash’, you will develop a deeper understanding of subcultures and the history of the politics of cultural rebellion. This could prove useful in a range of careers in arts or cultural studies and will also offer an interesting reflection on our present cultural identities.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.