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Understanding Gender 2017-2018

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Understanding Gender Full Bursary

This short course introduces students to a range of theories and theological debates around questions of gender, enabling them to explore complex and contested issues of self, embodiment and God.

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UG 2017 - 2018

Course Dates

1st November 2017 – 15th December 2017

Course Leader

Dr Susanna Snyder
Course Description

The language of gender is the focus of heated debate in theology, ethics and human rights theory and practice. Conservative religious and political leaders condemn gender theory and feminism for destroying marriage and the family, while Catholic teaching repeatedly cautions against what it calls “gender ideology”. Gender theorists such as Judith Butler have shaped much theological and philosophical discourse, leading to the emergence of “queer theory” and the dissolution of the male/female binary in favour of a more fluid and multi-facetted understanding of the ways in which gender, sex, body and desire interact in the formation of the self. These issues have vast social and ethical implications. This short course introduces students to a range of theories and theological debates around questions of gender, enabling them to explore complex and contested issues of self, embodiment and God.

 
 

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