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.
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||11 x 2 hour weekly lectures/seminars (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar)|
|Guided independent study||18||Readings, annotations, discussing readings or preparing a research-based essay (summative)|
|Guided independent study||80||Reading and research, with roughly 10% dedicated to seminar preparation|
|Guided independent study||30||Web-based activities|
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.