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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2088: Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

 Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Theorising the body:
  • Foucault on Bodies
  • Bourdieu on Bodies
  • Goffman, stigma and bodiesLock and Local BiologiesMarking, performing and displaying bodies
  • Bodies as sites of construction and consumption
  • Reproductive bodies, sleep and regulation
  • Technologies of bodies, modification and body projects

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour weekly lectures/seminars (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar)
Guided independent study18Readings, annotations, discussing readings or preparing a research-based essay (summative)
Guided independent study80Reading and research, with roughly 10% dedicated to seminar preparation
Guided independent study30Web-based activities

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

News media, blogs and online fora.

Other Learning Resources

Films and relevant feature films.