Module 1 Quiz
This virtual assessment for Module 1 will take the form of a multiple choice quiz.
The questions in the quiz will draw upon material presented in the lecture as well as the self study components.
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Have gender theorists such as Simone de Beauvoir and Judith Butler argued that gender is biologically determined or socially constructed?
‘Emic’ and ‘etic’ are terms that were developed within anthropology to describe approaches to languages and cultures. Does ‘emic’ refers to the use of categories and concepts internal to a culture or derived from outside?
Suzanne Newcombe (2018) notes that ‘Writing this linear introduction to what yoga is often feels unavoidable and perhaps it is necessary. But this standard piece places the researcher in an ideological position that may obfuscate other aspects of critical observation. The essentialist, linear narrative legitimates and delegitimises a variety of political positions of actors involved with yoga globally.’ Can history be political? Select the statements you agree with:
May women renounce society to pursue a spiritual path or religious duty according to the Law Codes of Manu, the Manavadhaarmaśāstra?
Patrick Olivelle (1997) asks whether women are ‘agents or mere instruments’ in technologies of immortality. What conclusions does he reach?
Did the Buddha believe that women had the same capacity for liberation as men?
There are gendered accounts of the creation of the cosmos in Ṛgvedic hymns such as Nāsadīya Sukta, Ṛgveda 129 where arguably the masculine is associated with seed-placers and the feminine with powers. So too in the philosophical school of Sāṃkhya, as expressed in the Sāṃkhya Karikā, gendered metaphors are used. In Sāṃkhya Karikā 59 the world or experience is characterised as a dancing girl. Are there non-gendered metaphors in the Sāṃkhya Karikā?
Why is it difficult to find the voices and views of women in the Indian textual sources? (Select which answers apply.)
When we look at yoga through the lens of gender it helps us to understand (order in which they apply):