SOCn6101 Sexuality and Gender under Communism

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
doc. Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Wed 12:00–13:40 U34
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! SOC592 Sex and Gender under Communism
Course Enrolment Limitations
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 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 10/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Several political regimes swept across East-Central Europe over the course of the 20th century. Empires crumbled and were replaced by democratic republics, which were superseded by totalitarian regimes resulting in wars, first in World War II and subsequently in Cold War. We will look at the socio-political developments in the region through the prism of gender and sexuality. We will see that one of the most intimate matters (sex) sheds light on one of the most public institutions (the state). We will learn about the crucial role that science and expertise played in shaping sexual and gender norms. We will scrutinize the intersections between expertise, state, and people’s lives. We will pay attention to how sexuality and gender developed in East-Central Europe and how these developments differ from the Western ones. Discussing recent research on gender and sexuality in the region, we will understand the dis/connections both across the Iron Curtain and among the East-Central European countries.
Learning outcomes
Students will understand the dynamics of forming gender and sexuality in the second half of the 20th century. They will be able to identify the similarities and differences between the countries of East-Central Europe and make basic comparisons with the Western developments. They will grasp the foundational role of expert knowledge. They will be able to identify relevant primary data and analyze them, They will be able to present their research project, conduct the analysis and present its results.
Syllabus
  • Scientia sexualis The science of sex: forming sexuality through sexology in Europe The science of sex: forming sexuality through sexology in the US Changes in sexuality and gender int the long 20th century: a comparative view (1 and 2) Sex in the post-revolutionary Russia Sex in (post)war Germany Changes in sexual and gender cultures in Hungary Changes in sexual and gender cultures in Poland Changes in sexual and gender cultures in Czechoslovakia Did women have better sex under socialism? Presentations of research projects (1 and 2)
Teaching methods
lectures, seminars, research project and its presentation
Assessment methods
questions from secondary literature throughout the course, research project, final paper, presentations
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: Předmět nebude vyučován, pokud si ho zapíše méně než 5 studujících.

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