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Reading Gender in Everyday Life - GEN210

This unit examines how gender identities and relations are shaped as individuals and groups interact in the institutions that frame our everyday lives. We look at common activities such as shopping, eating, grooming, talking, reading, working, forming relationships and more, to examine some of the discourses – biological, cultural, social– that reproduce ideas of masculinity and femininity, of being a man or woman. We look at intersections of gender with class, ethnicity, and race. We engage with a range of theories of gender, and draw on research across the social sciences and humanities.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rebecca Sheehan

(12cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): WST210
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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