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GCST4212: Sexuality, Gender and Social Relations

2023 unit information

In this unit, we take the categories of 'sexuality' and 'gender' as foundational to social relations organised under the conditions of colonialism and neoliberalism. Across different contexts, we explore historical 'events' and everyday practices relating to 'gender' and 'sexuality' to unravel how these categories are involved in the maintenance of living and how they create meanings by which people understand themselves andothers. Drawing on critical queer studies and Indigenous studies, we cover topics on de/colonial gender and sexuality, social reproduction, racialised trans, lesbian and gay lives and futurity to radically re-imagine new sexuality and gender relations and politics.

Unit details and rules

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Gender and Cultural Studies

Code GCST4212
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the analytic ‘sexuality’ and ‘gender’, drawing on critical theories and methodologies.
  • LO2. Demonstrate strong knowledge of critical theories and methodologies that have been used to apprehend complex social and cultural realities.
  • LO3. Confidently apply knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to real-world concerns.
  • LO4. Produce critically reflexive responses to address complex real events.
  • LO5. Critically reflect on the challenges and possibilities of the conditions of everyday living.
  • LO6. Develop an ethics of care and social responsibility to marginalised communities.

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Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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