Units of Study

ANTH2623 - Gender: Anthropological Studies

Summer Late, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6


This unit explores the social and cultural dimensions of gender and sexuality in non-western societies. The main focus is the body in two interrelated senses. Firstly, how the body is culturally constructed by giving aspects of gender and sexuality meanings that do not simply reflect biology. Secondly, how bodies are socially constructed, for example through ritual. The relations of the dimensions of the body to the articulation of power and social change are also considered.


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), 1x1000wd essay (15%) and tutorial participation (10%)


readings will be available at the University Copy Centre


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


12 junior credit points of Anthropology


ANTH2020, ANTH2023

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