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Issues in Feminist Cross-Cultural Research (12 points)


Leader: Dr Denise Cuthbert

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Unit aims to introduce advanced-level students to key debates in the theory and practice of feminist cross-cultural research.Unit covers a range of issues raised by the challenges posed to white Western feminism primarily by women of colour, Third World, indigenous and other non- Western groups with respect to critiques of the dynamics of power and privilege in the relationship between researched and researchers and the cultural biases inherent in the production of knowledge. A number of qualitative research methodologies will be considered in the subject and students will have the opportunity to bring problems in their own research projects to seminar discussions.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 30% + Seminar presentation/Performance (equivalent to 500 words): 20% + Essay (6000 words): 50%.

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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