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GCST3631: Gender, Communities and Belonging

In this unit students will apply advanced methods from gender and cultural studies to examine experiences of belonging and formations of community. Students will analyse how power produces and regulates communities, identities and belonging. They will question the assumption that community is based on the unity and similarity of citizens and their location in specific cultures and places, and critically examine alternatives such as difference, diaspora, and other forms of sociality. Students will evaluate different theories of community in local, national and international contexts, and in relation to feminism, democracy, cosmopolitanism and hospitality.

Code GCST3631
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies

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

  • LO1. develop skills in critical interpretation of texts and debates
  • LO2. understand recent debates about community and social formation, and especially feminist interventions into these debates
  • LO3. develop analytical and problem-solving skills through consideration of current events and theoretical issues raised in the course
  • LO4. develop verbal and written communication skills through discussion in tutorials and written assessments
  • LO5. practice group work through tutorial participation.