- Code ASIA2311
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020.
This course investigates gender and culture as forms of everyday power in Asia and the Pacific. It introduces key theories and approaches from gender and cultural studies as they shape an understanding of these regions. One strand of this course will consider how our ideas of male, female, and transgender translate in Asian and Pacific contexts. We will explore such possible topics as the relation between feminisms, imperialisms and nationalisms, contemporary configurations of gender, inequality and development, and current debates about gendered violence, human rights, sex work, same-sex sexualities and gender crossing. The second strand of our course will turn to creative traditions and popular culture to investigate the imaginative and political work of cultural production. Possible topics include the links between culture and political power, culture in the age of capitalism, and the influence of globalisation. Through analytical, practice-based and creative assessments, students will gain crucial tools to understand the politics of everyday life in Asia and the Pacific.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse, evaluate and apply contemporary theories of gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific;
- Use the conceptual vocabulary of gender and cultural studies to analyse contemporary issues and problems in Asia and the Pacific;
- Use the methods of gender and cultural studies to analyse the way gender and sexuality are produced in culture, including written and visual texts from Asia and the Pacific;
- Identify and understand interdisciplinary approaches to gender, sexuality and culture in Asia and the Pacific;
- Communicate complex ideas in speech and writing;
- Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in the study of gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific.
- Seminar Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Seminar Activities (10) [LO 1,2,5]
- Research Essay (2000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Group Smartphone Application Prototype (no coding required) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Reflective Self-Interview (1500 words) (25) [LO 1,2,4,5,6]
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WorkloadThe total workload for the course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be available on Wattle.
Areas of Interest
- Cultural Studies
- Gender Studies
- Pacific Studies
- Asian Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Asia-Pacific Studies
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