Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3088: 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 bodies

Lock and Local Biologies

Marking, 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 & Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour weekly lectures/seminars (or 1 hour lecutres lectures+ 1 hour seminars)
Guided independent study18Discussing readings (summative) or preparing 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.