RACE, SEX AND GENDER ON THE AUSTRLIAN FRONTIER

HIS2DA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the relationship between private lives, intimate relations and colonisation in nineteenth and twentieth century Australia. We analyse sexual and racial taboos and transgressions and examine the intersection of race, gender and sexuality and the domestic politics of colonialism. Case studies include: sexual exploitation on the frontier, 'going native', captivity narratives and the 'abducted white woman', outlawed indigenous marriages and state miscegenation policies to 'breed out the colour'. We consider changing regulations that sanctioned or prohibited 'interracial' marriages and explore attitudes to sexual relations between indigenous women and white men and indigenous men and white women.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3DA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnthology ReadingPrescribedLaTrobe UniversityBOOKSHOP

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