University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEND 2019OL - Gender and Race in a Postcolonial World II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week online
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: GSSA 2105/EX, GSSA 3004/EX, GEND 2019, GEND 3019/EX
Assessment: Literature search (1500 words) 40%, Research essay (2000 word) 50%, Tutorial participation/SGDE 10%

Beginning from the insight that both 'gender' and 'race' are defined differently in different contexts, this course studies how these identities are constructed in transnational and cross-cultural contexts, including colonial encounters, postcolonial politics, and contemporary development discourse. Some central questions will be: How has colonial history influenced concepts of race, gender and nation? Are Western concepts of race and gender applicable to the experiences and ideas of 'other' cultures? What do those who write as 'Third World Women' say about Western feminism? How does masculinity operate on a global scale? How do women, men and transgendered people negotiate with local and global constructions of gendered and/or national identity? The emphasis throughout the course will be on the ways in which cultural and gender identities are never encountered in isolation but are always constructed 'intersectionally' in terms of one another. Case studies may be drawn from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East and Australia, and will include some recent 'hot topics' such as sex trafficking, women in Islam, and/or the Northern Territory Intervention.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19167 01OL 50 14 No details available