SOC296 Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary European Societies

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Nedbálková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Iva Šmídová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Iva Šmídová, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
This course serves as an introduction to gender studies and thus is suitable for all social science students on BA level.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
What do gender and sexuality look like in contemporary East Central Europe? How have they been shaped historically? What are the most pressing issues in the realm of gender equality that we face in the region today? Sociologists, anthropologists, historians and political scientists studying East Central Europe will come to discuss their current research on the history of sexuality in Czechoslovakia; state-socialist forms of motherhood in Hungary; sexuality, religion and moral panic in today’s Poland, Slovenia and across Europe; gender and East-West migration; and gender and corruption in Russia and Iceland.
Learning outcomes
Students will learn about current issues in contemporary European gender and sexuality. They will understand historical context in shaping of gender and sexuality.
  • Sexuality and Gender in the History of East Central Europe. The example of Czechoslovakia
  • Sexuality and gender panic in Central Europe: The case of Poland
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Corruption at the Edges of Europe
  • Gender, Maternity and the Socialist Subject in Hungary
  • Anti-gender Movements in (Eastern) Europe
  • Gender and Migration. Between Discrimination and Empowerment
    required literature
  • Socialist modern : East German everyday culture and politics. Edited by Katherine Pence - Paul Betts. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008. 378 s. ISBN 9780472069743. info
  • Inventing the needygender and the politics of welfare in Hungary. Edited by Lynne A. Haney. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xiii, 338. ISBN 0520231023. info
    not specified
  • Brutality and desire : war and sexuality in Europe's twentieth century. Edited by Dagmar Herzog. 1st pub. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. xi, 290. ISBN 9780230542532. info
  • Living gender after communism. Edited by Janet Elise Johnson - Jean C. Robinson. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007. xii, 263 p. ISBN 9780253348128. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
final written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.

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