The premise in the study of sexuality is that ideas about sexuality and sexual practice are historically and culturally defined, and the meanings of them are ascribed by that moment in culture, quite separate from the practice. It can be about how power operates in a particular context. Our current research explores policies around reproduction, eugenics, family planning as well as gender, femininity and masculinity and the ways those categories are defined and maintained in particular cultural and historical contexts.
Staff working in the area include:
Dr Emily Rowe, PhD, HIV-AIDS related issues based on research and work as a Sexual and Reproductive Health Researcher at the Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association in Java.
Wulan Dirgantoro, PhD candidate, The artist’s body in Indonesian contemporary art, using feminist theories as an analytical framework.
King, EL, ‘Mazohizumu no mon: Masochistic and Sadistic Representations of Women in Japanese Exploitation Films and Reidissu komikku’, Image & Narrative, 12 Visual Language of Manga (No 1 (2011)) pp. 19-31. ISSN 1780-678X (2011).
Ross, KA, ‘China and Women's Liberation: Re-Assessing the Relationship Through Population Policies’, Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 36 (1) pp. 117-142. ISSN 0311-4198 (2010).
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
23 November, 2012