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ANTH2623: Anthropology of Gender and Sexualities

2024 unit information

This unit explores anthropological approaches to genders, gender relations and sexualities in different cultural settings across the world. Students will gain insights into ethnographically informed analysis of local and global practices and ideas that reproduce, but can also challenge, dominant views of genders and forms of sexuality, and how such views are implicated in structures of inequality that fundamentally shape people's everyday lives and experiences.

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Anthropology

Code ANTH2623
Academic unit Anthropology
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the breadth and significance of the ethnographic record pertaining to gender and sexuality.
  • LO2. understand anthropological writings on sexuality and gender in the context of how these have been debated in the discipline.
  • LO3. reflexively engage with the implications of cultural difference in the study of gender and sexuality
  • LO4. work collaboratively in small groups to improve each other’s learning experiences
  • LO5. use ethnographic observations to appraise and critique anthropological practices, cannons, and theories of gender and sexuality.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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