20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: Feminists have famously claimed that the personal is political, and argued against traditional understandings of the public/private distinction. This module will be devoted to examining a wide variety of areas not traditionally considered to be of political relevance, which feminists have argued are in fact crucial to politics. We will discuss such issues as family structure, feminine appearance, sexual behaviour, science, culture and language.

Restrictions on availability: Not available to students who have already taken PHI216

Staff Contact: Sally Weston
Teaching Methods: The students will be introduced to the main ideas of the course through lectures and seminars, which will provide the springboard for their independent reading. Lectures and seminars also provide a forum in which students can test out their own understanding, raise criticisms and clarify difficulties.
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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