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Cursus: UCSSCANT22
UCSSCANT22
Gender and Culture
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeUCSSCANT22
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorUniversity College; Social Science;
Contactpersoondr. L.A. Jakubowska
Telefoon+31 30 2539456
E-mailL.A.Jakubowska@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. L.A. Jakubowska
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. L.A. Jakubowska
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
SEM1  (29-08-2011 t/m 18-12-2011)
Aanvangsblok
SEM1
Timeslot-: Niet van toepassing
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
AanmeldingsprocedureTutor / Education&Student Office
ToelichtingNew students indicate course preferences on their UCU application form. Continuing students contact their tutor.
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureEducation&Student office
ToelichtingThe Education&Student office places students based on tutor-led course registration and maximum class size.
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Content
Is the difference in men’s and women’s behavior the result of the human species’ long evolutionary struggle for survival, or is it due to society’s child-rearing practices, family structure, and cultural mythologies? Is the exclusion of women from the highest positions of power and authority a universal trait of human societies, or does women’s access to such positions depend on how a society is organized? Ranging from work in the 19th century to contemporary anthropological studies, this course analyzes evolutionary, psychological, materialist, structuralist, sociolinguistic, and reflexive approaches to understanding gender behavior and gender stratification.

The course explores how anthropological data from around the world is crucial for questioning widely held assumptions about men and women in contemporary societies. Therefore, it examines the processes and practices of the construction of the categories of “woman” and “man” in different cultural and historical contexts. By presenting ethnographic and historical accounts of gender variations and how they are currently understood and displayed, the course reveals the social and cultural forces that have created changes in sex/gender systems. It pays particular attention to the ways in which categories of gender/sexuality are deployed in various discursive regimes such as nationalism, modernism, colonialism, and globalization.

Aim
After completing this course students are able to:

  • identify anthropological analysis of gender as a system of classification,
  • appreciate the productive tensions between the search for a universal perspective on men and women and the specifics of their lives,
  • explain the constructed nature of gender and sexuality, and how people act as social agents in relation to those constructions,
  • describe the history of women’s emancipation, feminism, and feminist theory in different cultural contexts,
  • apply rhetoric skills (communication, argumentation, directing a group discussion) on a higher level,

Format
There are two hours of lecture per week supplemented by documentaries, and two hours of group discussion. Students are required to prepare a discussion session in teamwork with colleagues.

Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan minimaal één van de cursussen:
- Introduction to Anthropology (UCSSCANT11)
- Introduction to Sociology (UCSSCSOC11)
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Gender and Anthropology / F. Mascia-Lees, N. Jackson-Black. ISBN 1577660668
Boek
Travesti: Sex, gender and Culture ... / Don Kubick. ISBN 0226461009
Boek
Dude, You¿re a Fag/C.J.Pascoe. 2007. ISBN-13:978052925230
Reader
Reader
Werkvormen
ucu ssc 2 course

Toetsen
mid-term exam
Weging25
Minimum cijfer-

final exam
Weging25
Minimum cijfer-

group essay
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

final research paper
Weging25
Minimum cijfer-

presentation
Weging10
Minimum cijfer-

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