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ANTH222 Conceiving Reproduction

An introduction to the social and cultural management of human reproduction. Features local and international anthropological studies of family formation, population control, trafficking, commoditised fertility, adoption, surrogacy, and other reproductive technologies.

This is an introduction to the anthropology of reproduction. Taking nothing about our knowledge of the so called 'natural' and the 'normal' in this field for granted, we use a critical and feminist anthropological approach to explore several of the key contemporary issues in reproduction. Our focus is both global and local.

Paper title Conceiving Reproduction
Paper code ANTH222
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
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Prerequisite
ANTH 103 or ANTH 105 or 54 points
Restriction
ANTH 322
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for students both with and without strong backgrounds in anthropology. Students need to have successfully passed at least one semester of full-time university studies to enrol in this paper. Assignments have been carefully designed to suit a multidisciplinary student audience.
Contact
ruth.fitzgerald@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
Course readings are provided through eReserve on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global Perspective, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical Thinking, Cultural Understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-Motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will emerge from this course of study sensitised to the ethical and cultural ambiguities of living and working with reproductive technologies in local settings within a globalising world. Students will understand reproductive processes as being multi-dimensional, historically variable and shaped by specific political economies. Students will be able to critically evaluate the ideologies implicit within various contemporary accounts of reproduction and will be familiar with the work of one contemporary anthropologist's research into the broad field of reproduction and the 'new' kinship studies.
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald is your lecturer and also takes some or all of your tutorials.
Teaching Arrangements
We meet together for a 2-hour lecture once a week with a break in the middle of the session. We work with a 'flipped classroom', so there is plenty of opportunity for you to talk as well as listen in these sessions. In addition we have one hour a week of tutorials where we get to discuss ideas in small groups.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
T2 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
T3 Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
T4 Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41