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Gender and History (12 points)


Leader: Barbara Caine

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit focuses on theoretical discussions of masculinity, femininity and gender in particular works of European, Australian, American and Asian history. Topics include feminist theory, feminist critiques of traditional history, 'women's history' and 'woman-centred' historical analysis in the 1970s, ways in which that concern about the differences amongst women in terms of ethnicity, class and sexuality were taken up by historians, the move from this concentration on women and 'femininity' to a concern with men and 'masculinity', and current approaches to gender as an analytic category in feminist theory, social theory and history.

Assessment: Written (9000 words): 100%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: HSY4760, EUR4960, HYM5960

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