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Bodies and Social Worlds - GCST3635

Year - 2020

How are bodily life and social worlds intertwined? This unit draws on feminist and other perspectives to explore various body practices, such as dance, cosmetic surgery, nudism, work cultures and eating. The unit highlights the importance of diversity in bodily forms and norms and provides students with the tools to engage critically with the factors that shape embodied practices, including their own.

1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Note: the total word length is non-standard, in keeping with the 1.5 hour lecture format. This ratio has been approved in previous incarnations of undergraduate units in our program that had 1.5 hour lectures. Students have also overwhelmingly approved the 1.5 hour format in evaluations.


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Gender and Cultural Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 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
Courses that offer this unit

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