LIFE IN A DAY
This Life-in-a-Day will comprise autobiographical account of one day in your own life. You must relate (some of) the experience and incidents in which you are involved during the course of the day. You should discuss and analyse these in terms of the concepts and ideas from 3 theoretical perspectives.
The focus of the Life in a Day is thus yourself and how your own actions, words and behaviour can be analysed in terms of the module’s different perspectives.
Advice: You may find it easiest to focus on a small number of key incidents from your day, rather than trying to write an account of everything that happened to you. You could apply one perspective to each incident, or alternatively you might analyse each incident in terms of all four perspectives. You need not to agree with the perspectives you choose, but you must demonstrate how they can be applied to your self.
The theory you need to use are:
THE CONSUMING SUBJECT
Gabriel, Y. & Lang T. (2015) ‘Chapter 5 : The consumer as identity-seeker’, in The unmanageable consumer, 3rd edition, p. 86-107
THE EXTENDED SUBJECT
M. McLuhan and W. Terrence Gordon
Corte Madera, CA : Gingko Press, 2003
Introduction + Chapter 4
THE EVOLVING SUBJECT
Dawkins, R. (2006). The Selfish Gene. 30th Anniversary Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 189-201, note on pp. 322-32 (Chapter 11)