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ALL326 - Material Girls, Material Boys

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Marshall




Incompatible with:

ALL226, ALL626

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Both traditional and new media texts incorporate representations of child bodies that are medicated, under surveillance, gendered, sexualised, commercialized and commodified. These bodies are treated as pathological and technological, as human and cyborg. In this unit students critically engage with a wide range of texts representing the diversity of children's bodies as subjects in society, researching and responding to the politics these representations generate. Building on their understanding of narrative theory, ideology, power and identity as they operate in literature and other textual forms, students investigate how child bodies are understood, constructed, marked and enacted by stories and representations.


Online exercise (800 words) 20%

Written exercise (1200 words) 30%

Critical essay (2000 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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