Module Convenor: Dr Gordon Ramsey
Lecture Time: to be confirmed, venue to be arranged.
In this course we will study gender and sex from a cross-cultural point of view. We will explore how masculinity, femininity, the body, sexuality, and kinship are constructed in societies across the globe. We will link gender relations to wider economic and political processes, and to the exercise of power and of resistance. As well as looking at non-Western societies, we will look at the West, and we will question the extent to which Western understandings to do with biology, sex, gender and the body can be used as analytical tools in cross-cultural comparison. The overall aim of the course is to question our taken-for-granted assumptions about sex and gender.