SEX, CRIME AND SCANDAL: HISTORY OF SEXUALITY
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Credit points: 15
In this subject students examine the history of sexualities in Australia. How did the state regulate sexuality? Why were some forms of sexuality criminalized? What generated moral panics over sexuality? What role did the press play in sex scandals? How has courtship and marriage changed? We consider birth control, sexual violence, the influence of sexology, the formation of sexual sub-cultures and sexual liberation movements and nationalism, race and sexuality. Through analysing debates about sexuality, we examine notions of transgression, 'deviance', 'perversion', power and resistance. Students will conduct a research project based on historical documents gaining valuable research skills.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year history or coordinator's approval
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The Sex Lives of Australians: A History||Prescribed||Bongiorno, F||BLACK INC, 2012|
|Readings||Histories of Sexuality||Preliminary||Garton, S.||EQUINOX 2004|
|Readings||Making Sexual History||Preliminary||Weeks, J.||POLITY PRESS 2000|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Analyse ethical and/or cultural issues raised by research into a historical topic.
- Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries Work-in progress oral presentations by EBL groups One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay
02. Evaluate historians' lines of arguments and use of sources in relation to a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts.
- Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries One 1000-word historiographical review essay
03. Focussing on time and context, analyse continuity and change
- Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay
04. In a team and/or individually, identify and assimilate primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of the past.
- One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay
05. In a team and/or individually, produce an original historical work in response to a topic or debate.
- One 2200-word research essay
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