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Sexualities: Histories, Representation, Politics

Enrolment code: HAF202/302

Offered: Hobart: semester 1

Special note: alternating unit, offered in odd-numbered years

Unit description:

Investigates various ways in which sexuality is both a distinct part of our experience and our world, and also always in interaction with other aspects of cultural and social life like gender, class, age, race and nation. The unit emphasises thinking critically about the ways in which sexuality is represented in a variety of settings, the power relations produced through discourses of sexuality, and the ways in which sexuality is lived by diverse people, drawing primarily on the Australian context. The unit draws on approaches from the history of sexuality, cultural studies, and feminist, gay and lesbian, and queer scholarship. It makes extensive use of Australian independent film as a way of presenting alternative representations of sexuality.

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 1-hr lecture, 1-hr seminar, weekly; 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Assessment mode 1,000-word essay (15%), 2,500-word essay (35%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc A Unit Reader with all seminar and tutorial readings will be available to purchase Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Foucault M, The History of Sexuality, ISBN 0713910941
Abelove H, Barale MA & Halperin D (eds), The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader ISBN 0415905192
Jagose A, Queer Theory ISBN 0814742343
Connell RW & Dowsett GW, Rethinking Sex: Social Theory and Sexuality Research ISBN 0522844871
Katz JN, The Invention of Heterosexuality, ISBN 0525938451
Matthews JJ (ed), Sex in Public, ISBN 1864480491
Marr D, The High Price of Heaven, ISBN 1865082015
Lancaster RN & diLeonardo M, The Gender Sexuality Reader, ISBN 0415910056
Albury R, The Politics of Reproduction, ISBN 1864489065
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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