GY421 Half Unit
Gender and Development: Geographical Perspectives
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Professor S Chant, STC. S515
For students taking MSc Urbanisation and Development, LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in Urban Policy, MSc Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research), MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc Environment and Development, MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies, MSc Health, Community and Development, MSc Population and Development, MPA Public and Economic Policy/MPA Public Policy and Management/MPA International Development/MPA European Public and Economic Policy/MPA Public and Social Policy, MSc Gender, MSc Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc Global Politics, MSc Development Management, MSc Development Studies, MSc Development Studies (Research), MSc Regulation and MSc Regulation (Research). Other suitably qualified and interested graduate students may take or audit the course with the permission of the teacher responsible. Not to be combined with GI407.
An analysis of gender roles, relations and inequalities in developing world regions, with particular emphasis on the variability of these in different geographical contexts, and their intersections with poverty, especially in urban areas. Specific themes include: the incorporation of gender into development analysis and practice; indicators of gender inequality; households, families, domestic inequalities and carework; fertility, family planning and reproductive rights; health, healthcare and housing; gender divisions in urban labour markets; female labour force participation; internal and international migration; Gender and Development (GAD) policy and practice; men and masculinities in GAD.
5 x two-hour lectures followed by 5 x 1.5 hour seminar sessions in LT.
Students will be expected to produce one essay during the course as well as to prepare presentations for seminars and to be actively engaged in seminar discussions.
H Afshar & S Barrientos (Eds), Women, Globalisation and Fragmentation in the Developing World, 1999; K.Bedford Developing Partnerships: Gender, Sexuality and the Reformed World Bank, 2009; W Benedek, E Kisaakye & G Oberleitner (Eds), Human Rights of Women: International Instruments and African Experiences, 2002; S Chant Gender, Generation and Poverty, 2007; S Chant (Ed.) The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty, 2010; S Chant & M Gutmann, Mainstreaming Men into Gender and Development, 2000; A Cornwall, E Harrison & A Whitehead (Eds) Feminisms in Development, 2007; A Cornwall and M Molyneux (Eds) The Politics of Rights: Dilemmas for Feminist Praxis, 2008; C Jackson & R Pearson (Eds), Feminist Visions of Development, 1998; N Kabeer, Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals, 2003; J Lee & S Shaw (Eds) Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives, 2011; M Marchand & J Parpart (Ed), Feminism/Postmodernism/Development, 1995; J Momsen (Ed) Gender and Development: Critical Concepts in Development Studies, 2008;; K Saunders (Ed), Feminist Post-Development Thought, 2002; UN-DESA World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2009; UNRISD, Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World, 2005; UNFPA State of the World's Population 2006: A Passage to Hope, Women and International Migration, 2006; UN Women Progress of the World's Women 2011-12, 2011; Women's International Coalition for Social Justice (Eds), Seeking Accountability on Women's Human Rights, 2004; World Bank WDR 2012: Gender Equality and Development, 2011.
One essay of 2,500 words to be submitted at beginning of ST (25%); One two-hour unseen examination, two questions out of five in ST (75%).