AIH205 - Sex and Gender in the British Empire
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Campus mode: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
This unit focuses on questions of gender and sexuality within the British Empire, from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Looking at colonies across the world, in India, Africa, Australasia and the Pacific, we ask what roles women and men were expected to play, how women and men actually behaved, what sex and sexuality had to do with the Empire and how imperial power itself was gendered. Students will study the ways in which gender is relevant to understanding intellectual, political and social change in the history of the British Empire. Topics include: gender and indigenous peoples; masculinity and militarism; gender, convicts and slaves; sexuality and intimacy in the empire; race and gender; colonial families; feminism in the empire and gender in everyday life.
Research and Writing Exercise, 20%
Essay, 40%, 2000 words
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