Units of Study

ANTH2623 - Gender: Anthropological Studies

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rosemary Helen Wiss

Description

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.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (55%), 1x1500wd essay (35%) and 1x500wd tutorial paper and presentation (10%)

Textbooks

A reader will be available at the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week or equivalent in intensive Summer session

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from Anthropology

Prohibitions

ANTH2020, ANTH2023

 Tuesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ANTH2623

Lecture

             

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