Culture, Class and Gender (HIH2229A)

30 credits


This module presents a survey of the changing role of class and gender in British society between 1850 and 1979. You will start with a consideration of gender identities, and how these were shaped by political as well as demographic and regional factors. You’ll then move on to explore issues surrounding sex and health, and how considerations of the body have been influenced by class and gender concerns. The emergence of race, ethnic and national associations will be considered in the context of migration, immigration and nationalist movements during the twentieth century. Finally, you’ll look at popular and youth cultures, and examine the role age played in forming distinct cultural groups.