The sociocultural analysis of the social construction, control and expression of the body in the context of physical activity.
The socio-cultural analysis of the social construction, control and expression of the body in the context of physicality. This paper will explore a wide range of topics and incorporate contemporary and pop culture representations of the body in a very broad definition of physicality and expression of the physical body and its symbolic place within current understandings of our body.
|Paper title||Body, Culture and Society|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
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- PHSE 204 and PHSE 206
- PHSE 537
- Limited to
- (i) 54 approved 200-level points may be substituted for the PHSE 204 and 206 prerequisites.
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer Ms Marguerita Lazar
- More information link
- View the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science website
- Paper Structure
- This paper will explore a range of topics; some topics will be determined by class
decision and interests.
- Historical changes of the socio-cultural construction of the body over time
- Cultural embodiment, including age, gender, race, sexuality and ability
- Contemporary representations of the body in everyday practices from gender, sexuality, emotions, illness and death
- Group presentations that explore student identified contemporary bodily representations
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper will include both lectures and seminars. Student class participation is an expected component of this course.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Life-long learning, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Course outline
- The course outline will be made available on Blackboard.
- Course readings will be available. No set textbook is used.
- Learning Outcomes
- At the completion of this paper students should:
- Understand the way in which our body can be considered a social product
- Explore how the human body represents significant forms of cultural embodiment, including age, gender, race, and ability
- Be able to reflect upon and critique contemporary social and biological beliefs and practices surrounding the body
- Demonstrate how bodily display and practice participates in contemporary social life
- Have a clear understanding of your own beliefs, understanding and everyday practices that construct and reproduce your embodied approach to lived experience
- Ms Marguerita Lazar
- Suitable for students interested in the representation of our bodies within everyday lived cultural practices. Students should have completed at least three 200 level papers from any discipline.
- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
- Learning management system
|Weeks: 28-34,36-41||Mon : 14:00-15:50
Wed : 12:00-12:50