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GCST2603 - Animal/Human Cultures

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Susan Probyn-Rapsey


The idea of the 'animal' infuses western knowledge about what constitutes the 'human'. From 'humanism' to 'posthumanism', this unit teases out various animal/human connections; classifying, seeing, domesticating, eating, making pets, writing, thinking about rights, rhetoric and representation. How do gender, race and class play out in the realm of the animal/human? What cultural formations support and also challenge the line between animal and human?


1x2000wd research essay (50%) and 1x2000wd research journal (50%)


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


18 Junior credit points

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