Experiences of bodies, sexuality and identity, and the connections between them, in contemporary and historical settings, using New Zealand and international examples.
This paper explores connections between gender, bodies, sexualities and identities. We ask how gender affects our experiences and how sex can be understood as a social phenomenon, rather than merely an individual one. We look at the past and present and speculate on the future. The paper looks at a range of viewpoints and case studies, examining such issues as the representation and regulation of bodies; reproductive bodies; socially ambiguous bodies; old and new forms of sexual identity and practice; debates around sexual morality; and cybersex. We also ask questions about the broader political significance of these issues.
|Paper title||Bodies, Sexualities and Selves|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- This first-year paper is open to all students at Otago.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Associate Professor Chris Brickell
- Paper Structure
- Key topics:
- Social bodies
- Histories of sexuality
- Contemporary debates around sexuality
- Teaching Arrangements
- There are two lectures per week and a weekly tutorial.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of the paper students should have a grasp of some of the complex interrelationships between bodies, sexualities and the construction of the self. Most importantly, students should have developed the ability to read critically and to articulate their ideas both verbally and in written form.