How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the world in which we live, drawing on feminist and sociological research. The ways in which gender is mediated by race, class, and sexuality will be of particular concern. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, films, images, and discussions, we will explore a range of topics from the gendering of children's toys to drag queens, beauty pageants, sport, and cyborgs.
|Unit name||Gender, Culture and Identity|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Ruby Grant|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Identify the main features of feminist and sociological disciplinary perspectives.
- Apply principles of contemporary feminist and sociological scholarship to assess gendered lives, viewpoints and expressions.
- Analyse intersecting systems of power and oppression
- Communicate your ideas clearly in written and/or verbal form.
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
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