Gendering Global Political Economy: Contemporary and Historical perspectives.
15 credits cr.
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This module will provide a critical, international and inter-disciplinary overview of the role of gender, gender representations and gender relations of inequality in Global Political Economy.
The two specific objectives in this module are: (1) deepening of students’ theoretical understanding of the concept of gender in the fields of economic history and global political economy; and (2) a critical assessment of some essential themes in which the field of global political economy has moved into the critique of gender: from women in work, production and consumption to the theme of social reproduction; from migration, prostitution, trafficking and women the informal economy, to issues in military labour and the discursive construction of “libidinal economies”. The students taking this optional module will gain the knowledge to critically evaluate the changing nature of gender critiques, as well as to critically examine a number of gender issues driving the world economy today. The whole course is framed by a strong background in Global Political Economy (the core course in the MA) and deep historical and critical perspective on gender.
The course's teaching consists of lectures and obligatory seminars. All courses on the Master's level are all held in English.
Seminar attendance is mandatory. Students are expected to actively participate and contribute in the seminars.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.