University of Sydney

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Gender: Anthropological Studies

  • ANTH2623
  • Summer Late, 2013  
  • 6
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This unit explores the social and cultural dimensions of gender and sexuality in non-western societies. The main focus is the body in two interrelated senses. Firstly, how the body is culturally constructed by giving aspects of gender and sexuality meanings that do not simply reflect biology. Secondly, how bodies are socially constructed, for example through ritual. The relations of the dimensions of the body to the articulation of power and social change are also considered. -- Course Website

Instructor: Helen Freya Fewster

Prerequisites: ANTH2020, ANTH2023

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