Units of Study

GCST3631 - Gender, Communities and Belonging

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rowena Michelle Braddock
Phone: +61 2 9114 1151
Email: rowena.braddock@sydney.edu.au

Description

In this unit students will apply advanced methods from gender and cultural studies to examine experiences of belonging and formations of community. Students will analyse how power produces and regulates communities, identities and belonging. They will question the assumption that community is based on the unity and similarity of citizens and their location in specific cultures and places, and critically examine alternatives such as difference, diaspora, and other forms of sociality. Students will evaluate different theories of community in local, national and international contexts, and in relation to feminism, democracy, cosmopolitanism and hospitality.

Assessments

1x1000wd critical close reading task (20%), 1x2000wd research project (40%), 1x1000wd take-home exercise (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 senior credit points of GCST

Prohibitions

GCST2613

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

GCST3631

Lecture

           

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