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Bodies, Sexualities, Identities - GCST2607

Year - 2020

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 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Diversity Studies.




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Gender and Cultural Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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