Gender and the Pacific in a Globalising World
Gender is a contested construct that manifests, articulates and produces hierarchical inequities in the way individuals are situated and experience the world. As a concept and praxis, gender intersects with many transnational power-configurations that are structured around race, sexuality, indigeneity, colonialism/postcolonialism, masculinities, capitalism and development, abled/disabled bodies etc. All of which impacts the formation of social identities, as well as health and wellbeing outcomes. In this course, students will be introduced to key theoretical concepts around gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary lens with a focus on the Pacific. Students will also be encouraged to apply theoretical concepts to real-world contemporary debates that cross-cut borders and disciplines such as climate change, human rights, gender-based violence, decolonization, religion, migration and Pacific diasporas.
Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem
Provided for students through Canvas
PACIFIC 307: 15 points
30 points at Stage II