This unit explores the social and cultural dimensions of gender and sexuality in non-western societies. The main focus is the body in two interrelated senses. Firstly, how the body is culturally constructed by giving aspects of gender and sexuality meanings that do not simply reflect biology. Secondly, how bodies are socially constructed, for example through ritual. The relations of the dimensions of the body to the articulation of power and social change are also considered.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week or equivalent in intensive Summer session
1x2500wd Essay (55%), 1x1500wd Essay (35%), 1x500wd Tutorial paper and presentation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender StudiesProhibitions
ANTH2020 or ANTH2023