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Gender and History (12 points)


Leader: Barbara Caine

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Concepts of masculinity, femininity and gender in particular works in European, Australian, American and Asian history. Feminist theory, feminist critiques of traditional history, 'women's history' and 'woman-centred' historical analysis in the 1970s. The question of differences amongst women in terms of ethnicity, class and sexuality and how this was taken up by historians. The move from this concentration on women and 'femininity' to men and 'masculinity'. Current approaches to gender as an analytic category in feminist theory, social theory and history.

Assessment: Research essay (5000 words): 60% + Two seminar papers (2000 words each): 40%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: EUR4960, HYM4960, HYM5960

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