Units of Study

GCST2608 - Gender, Communities and Belonging

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Adam Martin Gall


This unit examines difference and diversity within community. It looks at the operation of power and at how power produces and regulates communities and identities. It questions the assumption that community is based on the unity and similarity of citizens and examines alternatives such as difference and sociality. Specific debates about the regulation of reproduction, the production of sexuality, and the provision of welfare are examined. The unit is divided into 2 sections: Gender, Community and Difference; and Foucault, Power and Governance.


1x500wd critical close reading task (20%), 1x1750wd essay (35%), 1x1750wd take-home exam (35%) and participation (10%)


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


18 Junior credit points



Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by GCST3631. This unit of study will not be offered again.

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