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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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The Representation of Gender

Enrolment code: HAF102

Offered: Hobart: semester 2,

Unit description:

Explores the ways in which gender is represented across a variety of cultural settings, with an emphasis on popular culture – television, film, advertisements, magazines, newspapers, etc. The unit considers gendered representations of sport, ethnicity, nation, sexuality and other phenomena. It introduces a range of approaches that are useful in understanding popular representations of gender. The unit also examines the varying approaches that have been used to intervene in cultural representations of gender, including the demand for positive images of women, the production of feminist art and films, the re-valuing of ‘women’s genres’, the parody of traditional forms, and the appropriation of popular culture.

Staff Dr B Baird For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Assessment mode 2-hr exam (40%), 1,000-word short essay (15%), 1,500-word long essay (35%), tutorial participation (10%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc A Unit Reader with all tutorial readings will be available to purchase Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc van Zoonen L, Feminist Media Studies, ISBN 0803985541
Hall S (ed), Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, ISBN 0761954325
Langton M, ‘Well, I heard it on the radio and I saw in on the television...’, ISBN 0642191794
Hamer D & Budge B (eds), The Good, The Bad and The Gorgeous: Popular Culture’s Romance with Lesbianism, ISBN0044409109
Dyer R, The Matter of Images, ISBN 0415057191
Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Women's Studies  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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