The aim of the course is to lay foundations for researching issues around gender and sexuality with regard to digital media. It does so by combining approaches from social and cultural anthropology and from Gender and Queer Studies. Students will develop their own research questions, form research teams, identify relevant theoretical or methodological literature and introduce this into the course. The specific course topics and literature will accordingly develop around the interests of the students.
Tom Boellstorff et al. (2012) (eds.), Ethnography of Virtual Worlds. A Handbook of Method, Princeton: Princeton University Press
Parmesh Shahani (2008), Gay Bombay. Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India, New Delhi: Sage.