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This subject examines the relationships between gender, globalisation and development, illustrated principally through case studies, policy documents, and ethnographic texts. It also draws theoretical perspectives and insights from a number of social science and humanities disciplines as well. On completion of the subject students should have an understanding of problems of writing about gender and difference: debates on modernity, globalisation, and development: gender, colonialism and postcolonialism; gender, politics, and the state; masculinities, femininities and sexualities; gender and labour; gender and development agencies; gender, religion and development; gender, sexuality, rights and transnational migration.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject will have an understanding of:
- the concepts of gender and globalisation, as well as class, ethnicity, cultural diversity, feminism, colonialism, postcolonialism, modernity and neoliberalism;
- the gendered nature of the macrostructural processes of globalisation.
- be able to show an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in the specialist area;
- be able to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline;
- have an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research.
Last updated: 3 November 2022