Sexuality, Gender and Globalisation
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Prof Clare Hemmings Tower 1.11.01J
This course is available on the MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender (Research), MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict, MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Health, Community and Development, MSc in Human Rights, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in Women, Peace and Security and Master of Laws. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
‘Sexuality, Gender and Globalisation’ takes a case-study approach to questions of sexuality, gender and culture (in the first term) and to sexuality in the contexts of globalization (in the second). The full unit considers a variety of ways in which sexuality is central to any understanding of the social world. It is an interdisciplinary course within which feminist and critical race perspectives are used to interpret particular sexual phenomena and contexts – rights, citizenship, fertility, representation, kinship, asylum and technology, for example. . The course will allow a thorough grounding in sexuality and gender studies and includes a high element of student participation. Although it is interdisciplinary, it does not have a pre-requisite.
15 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 15 hours of lectures and 20 hours of classes in the LT.
One 2500 word critical analysis to be submitted at the beginning of week 8 (MT); submission of draft abstract for conference presentation by the beginning of week 6 (LT).
Jacqui Alexander (2006) Gay Tourism: Culture and Context (Binghamton, NY:Haworth Press)
Sonia Correa et al (2008) Sexuality, Health & Human Rights (New York: Routledge)
David L Eng (2008) ‘Transnational Adoption and Global Woman’, Studies in Gender and Sexuality 7. 1: 49-59.
Kamala Kempadoo (2004) Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race and Sexual Labour (New York: Routledge).
Eithne Luibheid (2006) 'Sexual Regimes and Migration Controls: Reproducing the Irish Nation-State in Transnational Contexts', Feminist Review, 83: 60-78.
Jasbir Puar (2007) Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Durham: Duke UP);
Mitra Rastegar (2013) ‘Emotional Attachments and Secular Imaginings: Western LGBTQ Activism on Iran’, GLQ 19. 1: 1-29.
Diane Richardson (2000) ‘Constructing Sexual Citizenship, Theorising Sexual Rights’, Critical Social Policy 20. 1: 105-135.
Laura Ann Stoler (1995) Race and the Education of Desire (Durham: Duke University Press);
Essay (70%, 5000 words) in the ST.
Presentation (30%) in the LT.
The presentation, which will be given at a student conference, includes the submission of a 300-500-word abstract.
Student performance results
(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Gender Studies
Total students 2016/17: 21
Average class size 2016/17: 8
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills