Indigenous Queer Theory and Practice
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- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Identify Indigenous peoples historical and contemporary contributions to knowledge relating to gender and sexuality.
- Use a diverse range of texts to inform your understanding of Indigeneity, gender, and sexuality.
- Apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to facilitate an understanding of Indigenous Queer peoples
- Communicate effectively, in a range of written and spoken formats, within the conventions of the discipline of Indigenous Studies
- Identify the potential and limitations of multidisciplinary approaches to understanding Indigenous Queer peoples
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- MAQ-ABSX2035-Indigenous Queer Studies
- MAQ-ABSX2020-Indigenous Pop Culture
- MAQ-ABSX2060-Indigenous Histories and Knowledges
Pre-requisite: 20cp from ABSX2035 or ABSX2020 or ABSX2060
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit introduces students to theories and practices for the analysis of race, gender, and settler colonialism. Engaging with Black and lesbian feminism, queer of colour critiques and Indigenous methodologies, students will learn strategies and concepts that challenge Western ideas about love, family, sex, and identity. Students will become familiar with standpoints that view the origins of race, gender and heterosexuality as connected, and as integral to capitalism and colonialism as global projects. This unit teaches strategies and legacies of resistance, emphasizing the complexity and productivity of coalition and solidarity between Indigenous and Black, immigrant and refugee, and queer and transgender activists globally.
- Quiz 1 (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)
- Quiz 2 (30%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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