A critical exploration of the relationship between feminism, state power and issues of gender, sexuality and family, drawing upon approaches from feminism, political theory, criminology, and critical legal studies.
This paper introduces students to key debates about power, the state and the politics of gender and sexuality. It explores theories of power and the state from Hobbes to Foucault, feminist and transgender political theory, and topics including gender and welfare reform, marriage equality, and reproductive rights.
|Paper title||Governing Bodies|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- One of GEND 101, GEND 102, PHIL 103, POLS 110 or 54 points
- GEND 308
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Rebecca Stringer
- Paper Structure
Key topic areas:
- Theories of power and the state
- Liberalism, patriarchy and fratriarchy
- Gender and governmentality
- Social minorities and official politics
- The politics of emancipation
- Teaching Arrangements
- One weekly 2-hour lecture and a weekly tutorial.
The assigned weekly reading is provided for students via Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
The paper enables students to:
- Gain knowledge of modern theories of power and the state
- Critically examine the politics of gender and sexuality
- Think critically about the role of the state in emancipatory social change
- Develop skills for clear and effective intellectual argumentation