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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Tutorial participation and exercises (10%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%)
12 Junior credit points in Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013Prohibitions