Here you will find pdf versions of Weekly Power Points/Notes/Recordings/Seminar Complete Module Outline: Module guide MECS3003 for 2017 to 2018
Trouble accessing the reading links? Remember you can ask firstname.lastname@example.org for help here at the University of Worcester.
Week 12 Gender and New Media
- PowerPoint: Gender and New Media
- Notes: Gender and new media NOTES
- Seminar Task: Discussion
- Reading Link: Mitra, B. & Golz, P. (2016) Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research. Vol. 9(2), pp. 1-17 (see the conclusion on pages 11-12).
- Audio Recording: New media and gender
Week 11: Dance and Gender
- PowerPoint: Dance and Gender
- Notes: Dance and Gender Notes
- Seminar Task: Dance workshop
- Reading Link: Hanna, J, (1998) Dance, Sex and Gender, Signs of Identity, dominance, defiance and desire,
Chicago, Chicago University Press. See pages 75-80 and page 96.
- Audio Recording: Audio Recording: dance and gender
Week 10: Cross dressing, clowns and gender
- PowerPoints: Cross dressing and gender and Clowns and Gender
- Notes: Cross dressing and film notes and Clowns and gender Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Cross dressing and film and gender
- Reading link: Limbach, G. (2013) You the Man, Well Sorta, Gender Binaries and Liminality in Mulan In J. Cheu (Ed.) Diversity in Disney Films. London, McFarland. See pages 121-124.
- Audio Recordings: Cross dressing and film and clowns and gender
Week 9: Gender and Power, Pollution, Purity, & Abject
- PowerPoint: Power, gender and pollution and abject
- Notes: Power and gender, pollution and the abject NOTES
- Seminar Task1: Pollution & gender, food and gender
- Seminar Task 2: week 9 questions relating to the abject
- Reading Link: Wiseman, E. (2010) The Truth about Men, Women and Food. The Guardian Online. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/17/gender-eating-men-women [Accessed 2nd October 2017].
- Audio: Gender and Power, Purity/Pollution and the Abject
Week 8: Care ethics, Facebook and Animals
- PowerPoint: Care ethics and facebook/animals
- Notes: Care Ethics and facebook.aniamls Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Care ethics and facebook and animals
- Reading Link: Noddings, N. (2012) The Language of Care, Knowledge Quest, Vol. 40(5),52-56 . (in relation to care ethics)
- Audio: Care ethics and facebook ideas
Week 7: Beauty, Body image and eating disorders
- PowerPoint: Body beauty fitness and eating disorders
- Notes: Beauty body image and eating disorders NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: Beauty, body image and morality
- Reading: Holland, G. and Tiggemann, M. (2017) Strong Beats Skinny Every Time: Disordered Eating and Compulsive Exercise in Women who post Fitspiration on Instagram. International Journal of Eating Disorders. Vol. 50(1), pp. 76-79)
- Audio: Beauty body image and eating disorders
Week 6: Worcester Week
Week 5: Eastern Philosophies and Gender
- PowerPoint: Eastern Philosophies and Gender
- Notes: Confucianism Lecture Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Eastern philosophy and gender seminar
- Reading: Handout (digitisation not available) Kowalski, D. A. (2006) The New Millennium Bond and Yin-Yang Chinese Cosmology In J. B. South and J. M. Held James Bond and Philosophy.Illinois, Open Court pp.217-219.
- Reading Link: Saito, K. (2014) Magic, Shojo and Metamorphosis .Magical Girl Anime and the Challenges of Changing Gender Identities in Japanese Society. Journal of Asian Studies. Vol. 73(1), 143-164.
- Audio:eastern philosophies
Week 4: Gender and Sport
- PowerPoint: Sport and gender
- Notes: Sport and gender Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Football session. However if you are interested in this topic then you can look at the questions yourself sport and gender Questions
- Reading Link:Obel, C. (2002) Collapsing gender in competitive Bodybuilding In S. Scraton and A. Flintoff, (Eds.) Gender and Sport. A Reader. Oxon, Routledge,
- Audio: Sport and gender
- Video: Sport and Gender
Week 3: Representation of Men in Popular Culture/Media
- PowerPoint: Week 3 Representing Men in Pop Culture/Existentialism
- Notes:Week 3 Representation of men in Pop culture/Existentialism NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: Questions relating to masculinities in Pop Culture/Existentialism
- Reading Link Existentialism: Blumenau, R. (2005) Philosophy and Living, Exeter, Imprint Academic. See pages 485-450
- Toy Story, Masculinity and Existentialism: Scott, E. (2014) Agony and Avoidance: Pixar, deniability and the adult spectator. Journal of Popular Film and Television. Vol. 42(3), pp. 150-162.
- Audio: Representation of men in popular Culture and existentialism
Week 2: Heteronormativity
Week 2: Representation of Women in Popular Culture/Media
- PowerPoint: Representing Women in Popular Culture
- Notes: Notes Representing women in popular culture
- Seminar Task A: Questions relating to Richardson and Wearing
- Seminar Task B: Video and questions relating to feminism
- Reading Link: Richardson, N. and Wearing, S. (2014) gender in the Media, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan (see pages 1-9).
- Reading Link: Gill, R. (2007) Gender and the Media, Cambridge, Polity (see pages 82-91) (UW login needed and I will bring handouts).
- Audio: Women-in-popular-culture
- Video: Representation of women in popular culture
Week 1: Introduction to Gender, Philosophy and Popular Culture
- Week 1 Power Point: Ideas about gender philosophy and popular culture
- Week 1 Notes: Ideas about Gender, philosophy and popular culture
- Week 1 Seminar: Seminar questions relating to ideas about gender
- Week 1 Reading Link: Barker, C. & Jane, E.A. (2016) Cultural Studies, Theory and Practice. London, Sage, see pp. 365-368.
- Week 1 Audio: Introduction to gender philosophy and popular culture
- Week 1 Video: Introduction to Gender, Philosophy and Popular Culture