Associate Professor, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
PhD (Sociology) University of Dublin
|Room:||Arts (E11) 139|
|Phone:||02 6773 2179 (or +61 2 6773 2179 overseas)|
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Areas of Teaching
Peter Corrigan has worked at universities in France, Ireland, Pakistan, Sweden and the UK. He is primarily a cultural sociologist, and has published books on dress and on consumer society. His current research centres on cultural and symbolic analyses of death, and he has other projects on the role of aesthetics in social life and on aspects of social media. He is the unit coordinator of SOCY100 Introduction to Sociology.
- Consumer society (including dress, food, music, etc.)
- Media and communication
- Cultural and symbolic aspects of death
- Classical French social theory
- Political discourse
Corrigan, P. (2012) “The Mass Media”, pp. 241–266 in B. Furze et al. (eds), Sociology in Today’s World, South Melbourne: Cengage, Second edition.
Corrigan, P. (2011) ‘The elementary forms of the consumerist life: a sociological perspective’, pp. 71–80 in P. Newton (ed.), Urban Consumption, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing
Corrigan, P. (2008) The Dressed Society, London: Sage.