This unit focuses on the interplay between gender, culture and politics in the Arab world. Representations of gender and sexuality, and their politicization, will be studied through feminist, literary, and historiographical criticism, permitting a deep historical understanding of current debates.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Class participation (10%), Essay plan 1 1000wd (20%), Class presentation 1 500wd (15%), Final essay 1 2000wd (50%), Cultural portfolios 2 1000wd total (5%)
12 Junior credit points in any of Arabic and Islamic Studies, European Studies, English, Government, History, Political Economy, Sociology, Media and Communication, Gender Studies or Cultural Studies