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Units in Gender and Cultural Studies majors

GCST2607 - Bodies, Sexualities, Identities

Summer Late, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Carina Mary Lindsay Garland


In this unit of study we will examine the ways in which feminist and other cultural theories have used bodies and sexualities in order to theorise difference and identity. The body and sexuality have been shown to be a major site for the operation of power in our society. We will look at how bodies and sexualities have given rise to critical understandings of identity. The unit of study will be devoted to working through some of the major theories of sexuality and embodiment, and the analysis of cultural practices.


tutorial participation and exercises (10%), 1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x2500wd essay (50%)


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


18 junior credit points




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm



Lecture 1

1 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 5


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm



Lecture 2

2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 5

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