Feminists have famously claimed that the personal is political, and argued against traditional understandings of the public/private distinction. This module will be devoted to examining a wide variety of areas not traditionally considered to be of political relevance, which feminists have argued are in fact crucial to politics. We will discuss such issues as family structure, feminine appearance, sexual behaviour, science, culture and language.
The module is also available to undergraduates, as PHI324.
If there are three or more postgraduates taking the module, a separate seminar will be scheduled for postgraduates only.