- Code INTR8064
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Bina D'Costa
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course examines historical and contemporary experiences of gender, war and justice within two crisis-prone sub-regions of the Asia-Pacific: South and Southeast Asia. Drawing on multiple feminist traditions and interdisciplinary approaches to peace and security, the course exposes students to the ways in which gender plays a pivotal role in shaping the material and ideological drivers of wars and conflicts, as well as the distribution of resources and responsibilities during times of violence and in their aftermath. Students will gain insights to women’s varied roles in both the perpetration of violence, and in peace building across clans and kinship networks, communities and through nation-building. Students will also grapple with the relevance of de-centering gender analytically and instead examine gender as it intersects with race/ethnicity, citizenship, class, religion, and sexuality in the analysis of the distinct challenges for peace and security in South and Southeast Asia. Finally, the course explores the significance of global and regional security and human rights agendas in enabling the pursuit of justice for women in South and Southeast Asia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand what constitutes a gendered analysis of war and peace and a detailed knowledge of the political, historical, economic and cultural aspects in South and Southeast Asia
- Demonstrate critical analytical skills by applying intersectionality and in identifying the varying salience of gender before, during and after conflicts in the two sub-regions
- Communicate an understanding of how gender, war, and justice in South and Southeast Asia is linked to global security, development and human rights debates
- Demonstrate capacity in applying theoretical insights for policy and translating gender expertise to a broader non-academic audience
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
- Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
- Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Short Reading Responses (x3) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Critical Reading (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Proposal (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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