Gender, Communities and Belonging (GCST3631)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 senior credit points of GCST

Prohibitions

GCST2611, GCST2613

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