Units of Study

ANTH2623 - Gender: Anthropological Studies

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rosemary Helen Wiss


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.


2500wd essay (55%) and 1500wd essay (35%) and 500wd tutorial paper and presentation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week or equivalent in intensive Summer session


(12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)




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