Issues in the Anthropology of Gender
- Module Code:
- FHEQ Level:
- Year of study:
- Year 1 or Year 2
- Taught in:
- Term 2
- Students enrol via the online Module Sign-Up system.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
After completion of the course, students will:
- Know a range of core anthropological debates on gender and sexuality
- Be familiar with a varied set of ethnographic examples that demonstrate the cultural and historical specificity of gender and sexuality
- Know how to combine theory (concepts) and ethnography (case studies) in a coherent yet creative manner
- Be confident to articulate and express critical takes on gender and sexuality
- Feel like a contributor to (rather than consumer of) anthropologies of gender
There is no single, recommended text for this course, but you may find any of the following useful as reference sources. You may decide to buy one or two, but why not wait until you see our full reading list, with different weekly readings being a combination of theory (concepts) and ethnography (case studies).
- Cornwall & Lindisfarne (eds.) (1994) Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies
- Hill Collins, P. (1990) Black Feminist Thought
- Lewin E. (ed.) (2006) Feminist Anthropology: A Reader
- Medhurst & Munt (eds.) (1997) Lesbian and Gay Studies: A Critical Introduction.
- Mohanty, Talpade & Torres (eds) (1991) Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism.
- Moore H. (1988) Feminism and Anthropology.
- Moore H. (1994) A Passion for Difference.
- Pilcher J. (2004) Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies
- Stryker & Whittle (2006) The Transgender Reader.