KUMS4010 Body and Gender (5 op)
This module discusses body and gender as areas of study in ethnology and anthropology.
Lecture course or independent study (book exam, study circle or essay).
Course: 80% attendance requirement and completion of written assignments. Independent
study: book exam, study circle or written essay.
On completion of this module the student will
- know why body and gender are important areas of study and what are the critical perspectives they offer to our understanding of society, individual and culture
- recognize the challenges inherent in ethnographic research on body and gender as well as the significance of the researcher's gender, embodied subjectivity, age and ethnic background in ethnological research and
- have a broad awareness of ethnologically-oriented researchers and research directions related to body and gender.
book exam, choose three of the following:
- Bordon, Susan 2004: Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body.
- Abu-Lughod, Lila 1993: Writing Women’s Worlds.
- Young, Marion Iris 2005: On Female Body Experience. Throwing Like a Girl and Other<br />Essays.
- Del Valle, Teresa 1993: Gendered Anthropology.
- Lock, Margaret & Farquar, Judith 2007: Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology<br />of Material Life.
- Harjunen, Hannele 2016: Neoliberal Bodies and the Gendered Fat Body.