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LundU:Globalisation and Gender Relations (GEND20005)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelExchange (Level 2)
Subject codeGEND20005
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September - Online
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The course focuses on globalisation and gender relations. The first part of the course focuses on main concepts and perspectives crucial to the understanding of changes in social institutions and gender relations in globalisation processes. Gender relations are studied on a structural as well as an everyday life level. Current findings on gender differences and inequalities will be discussed. Variations in the feminist movement will be analysed in relation to differences in the cultural, institutional and political context in different parts of the world. In the second part, the main focus will be on changing gender relations within the family and working life throughout the world. We will study similarities and discrepancies between official ideologies and policies aiming at gender equality and the actual outcome in relations and practices in everyday life. The changing pattern of female labor market participation will be discussed in relation to overall changes in the family, especially in relation to changes on the labor market.

Intended learning outcomes

On the completion of the course, students shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge of main concepts and perspectives crucial to the understanding of changes in social institutions and gender relations in the globalisation processes, on a structural as well as an everyday life level;
  • demonstrate knowledge about research problems, theoretical traditions, and research results in the study of globalisation and gender relations;
  • be able to formulate a relevant research problem in the area covered by the course, and have the ability to theorise, generalise and discuss this problem;
  • be able to follow the development of knowledge within the field of globalisation and gender relations.

Last updated: 9 November 2018