The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrollment status: enrolled: 9/50, only registered: 1/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/50
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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The main goal of the course is to introduce gender as a relevant category, and one of the key criteria of social stratification. Gender plays a central role in distribution of social status both in vertical structure and in its substructures. We revise relevant theories at the beginning of the term and then we analyse particular social institutions and themes relevant to the gender structure of society, re/production, the issue of power of the social gender order and mechanisms that reproduce and challenge it.;
Learning outcomes: students will learn to apply theoretical concepts to empirical praxis in the field of studies on gendered social institutions, they will learn to interpret and compare the machanisms of reproduction of the gender order. They will improve their writing skills and practice review of colleagues semminar filedwork reports.
We revise relevant theories at the beginning of the term and then we analyse particular social institutions and themes relevant to the gender structure of society, re/production, the issue of power of the social gender order and mechanisms that reproduce and challenge it. The themes include the following topics from the gendered structure: Female identity btw. sexuality and motherhood: gender and private sphere (Finzi, Badinter); private and public sphere and gendered organizations (Acker, Bourdieu); social stratification and gender (Stacey, Lockwood); the powerless and powerfull (Badinter, Sokolova, Elshtein); gendered bodies (Connell)and social structure without gender? (Lorber, Mac an Ghaill)
Acker, Joan, Hierarchies, jobs, bodies, A theory of gendered organisations, in: The Social Construction of Gender. SAGE 1991.
Connell, R.: Hegemonic Masculinity. Rethinking the Concept. Gender and Society, December 2005, s. 829 – 859 (31)
Elshtain, Jean Bethke, The power and powerlessness of women, in: Bock, Gisela/ James, Susan (eds.), Beyond equality and Difference. Citizenship, feminist politics, female subjectivity, London and New York 1992.
Finzi, Silvia Vegetti, Female identity between sexuality and maternity, in: Bock, Gisela/ James, Susan (eds.), Beyond equality and difference. Citizenship, feminist politics, female subjectivity, London and New York 1992.
Lorber, Judith, Dismantling Noahs Ark, in: Lorber, Judith/ Farrell, Susan A. (eds.), The social construction of gender, Newbury Park, London, New Delhi 1991.
and other literature in the sylaby
several lectures are supplemented by individual study of text, writing annotations, and two "homeworks" are handed in and evaluated
lectures in contact days with feedback on homeworks, heavy reading (mostly in English), and fieldwork - writing a seminar work, reviewing a book and a written test at the end