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WGST 211K1/ Spirituality, Gender and the Media

Professor: Pechilis

The course examines the intersections of gender analysis, alternative spirituality movements and mass media in late Western modernity (1960s-present), focusing on the historical context of their rise to prominence and the ways they influenced and continue to shape contemporary ideas of identity. Of particular focus is the multiplicity of alternatives towards the ethical construction of self and society promoted by groups connecting gender awareness, spirituality and new avenues of media.