Gender and Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (SPS-RESKG-GEN-21)

SPS-RESKG-GEN-21


Department SPS
Course category SPS Foundation Seminar
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2021-2022
Term 1ST TERM
Credits 20 (EUI SPS Department)
Professors
Contact Fanti, Claudia
  Course materials
Sessions

07/10/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

14/10/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

21/10/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

28/10/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

04/11/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

11/11/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

18/11/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

25/11/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

02/12/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

09/12/2021 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 1, Badia Fiesolana

Purpose

This seminar aims to offer a broad and critical understanding of the relationship between gender and society. Due to globalization, immigration and increasing participation of women in the labor market, gender as a social construct has become increasingly prominent in workplace arrangements, political discussions, societal debates and academic research. An interdisciplinary overview of trends and theoretical perspectives will be applied to a number of substantive issues of societal concern. Sociological, economic, political, and historical perspectives will be considered. As a result, besides a broader knowledge on the topic, researchers will be able to discuss and analyse the relationship between gender and society. Moreover, by covering a range of empirical designs implemented to study gender, the seminar will provide the researchers with more specific knowledge on how one can do empirical research on this relationship.

 
More specifically, at the end of the seminar, researchers will be able to develop:
 

  • an understanding of the most important interdisciplinary literature on gender;
  • a critical and analytical capacity to evaluate its scholarly validity from different methodological angles and within both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary context;
  • the capacity to fully participate and adopt a clear position in academic discussions on substantive theories and methodological design;
  • the ability to independently present social science research findings on gender both orally and in writing
Each week, for seven to eight meetings, researchers will read and discuss the selected readings. During the last two or three meetings, researchers will present an application of the theories and approaches covered in the seminar into: either their ongoing research or a new research proposal.

Description

Coursebook: Agresti, Alan (2018). Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, Fifth edition. Pearson.

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