Genders, Bodies, Borders

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Genders, Bodies, Borders

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Gender Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Contemporary cultural and political conflicts are increasingly articulated with the body, bodies, gender and sexuality at the heart of their concerns. This subject brings insights from contemporary theory and social research to our understanding of how and why this occurs. The subject begins by examining theories of the gendered body. It then moves to a consderation of the links between gender, sex, sexuality, cultural difference, class, popular culture and global politics. In 2013 the subject will have a particular focus on the crossing of borders - how do 'non-normative' bodies - queery, trans, disabled, immigrant, female and 'others' - challenge theories, politics and popular understandings around gender, identity and bodies. What are the connections between bodies, feeedom and inequality?

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.