GENDER AND GLOBALIZATION
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29102
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Gender is a key structuring principle of difference and inequality in society, while globalization is a condition characterized by time-space compression and ever-expanding connections across national boundaries. Globalization emerged out of such (and often violent) practices of contact as capitalism, colonialism, socialism, the Cold War, and neoliberalism. This course will explore the intersection of gender and globalization asking how gender shapes processes of globalization and how the role of gender is shifting as national/cultural regulatory systems are no longer able to maintain control over what is recognized as "normative" in the context of gender roles and gendered practices. This course will examine various facets of the interface between gender and globalization in such contexts as cross-border marriages, international adoption, sex and colonialism, gender and state violence, women in socialist welfare states, labor migration, the global sex industry, queer identities and activism, as well as gender and technology (especially, the intersection of gender inequality and the idea of technological enabled empowerment). The particular historical contexts in which we will discuss these themes include colonialism, the Cold War Era, post-socialism, and neoliberalism.
Class Attributes
DSAS Cross-Cult. Awareness General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Global Issues General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Social Science General Ed. Requirement
Gender, Sexuality & Women's St
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
Global Studies
Transatlantic Studies
Class Notes
Undergraduate Seminar. Gender is a key structuring principle of difference and inequality in society, while globalization is a condition characterized by time-space compression and ever-expanding connections across national boundaries. Globalization emerged out of such (and often violent) practices of contact as capitalism, colonialism, socialism, the Cold War, and neoliberalism. This course will explore the intersection of gender and globalization asking how gender shapes processes of globalization and how the role of gender is shifting as national/cultural regulatory systems are no longer able to maintain control over what is recognized as ┬┐normative┬┐ in the context of gender roles and gendered practices. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this course will draw on a range of materials including scholarly texts, fiction, and film to examine various facets of the interface between gender and globalization in such contexts as labor migration, gendered labor in transnational factories, maritime trade, and the high-tech industries, marriage and family, sex and colonialism, sex work and state violence, new reproductive technologies, as well as queer identities and activism. The particular historical contexts in which we will discuss these themes include colonialism, the Cold War Era, post-socialism, and neoliberalism. The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Gabriella Lukacs
Meets
MoWe 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Seminar Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Enrollment Restrictions
ANTH majors with 90+ credits
Available Seats: 0
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
18
Seats Open
2
Class Capacity
20
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
3
Wait List Capacity
20