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SS5005 - Gender and Development

[Not offered in 2011]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available to students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Asia- Pacific Community Development studies.

This subject is a high level critical reading subject done as a coursework component of postgraduate studies in Asia-Pacific Community Development. It explores social and economic development theories and their relation to contemporary formations of gender in the Asia-Pacific region. Changing work practices, domestic environments and sexual relations are examined from the perspective of postcolonial, feminist and practice-oriented theory.

Learning Outcomes

  • assess changes to family structure in the context of changing patterns of work, poverty and development;
  • critically evaluate the link between gender and development through several case studies from the Asia-Pacific region;
  • examine the theoretical and ideological issues linking gender and development;
  • identify key issues involving gender relations, civil unrest and political reform.
SS4005 AN3019 AN3006 SY3005

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