Not available in 2017/18
Gender, Politics and Civil Society
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Prof Mary Evans COL 5.04J
This course is available to all second and third year undergraduates who are permitted to take an outside option as part of their programme. This course is available to General Course students.
An introduction to the history of the Women’s Library; issues of inclusion and exclusion in the holdings
The making of the categories of ‘male’ and ‘female’, ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’; the ways in which ideas about these identities were formed by moral discourses ; the emergence of cults of domesticity and family life.
The campaigns and the circumstances that changed ideas about gender and the making of the gendered citizen. The part that ideas, and ideals, about citizenship and the nation were informed by expectations about gender.
The making of the British Empire : the negotiation and the transformation of gender in a globalising world ; ‘settling’ the Empire and defining the boundaries of citizenship.
Politicising gender : the ways in which gender difference became a matter of politics and access to power. Fighting for, and against, transformations of gender roles and identities. The British campaign for suffrage and its connections with distinct traditions of social reform.
Representing gender : accounts , visual and written, of women and men; changing views about the body and sexuality . Sexuality and religion, the expression of symbolic power
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT.
Students will be expected to produce 1 presentation and 1 other piece of coursework in the MT.
The following items indicate possible reading for the course :
Sally Alexander ‘Men’s Fears and Women’s Work : Responses to
Unemployment in London between the Wars’,
(Gender and History, 2000)
Lesley Hall Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since
Jane Lewis The End of Marriage ? Individualism and Intimate
Pat Thane and
Tanya Evans Sinners ? Scroungers? Saints? ( 2012)
John Tosh A Man’s Place : Masculinity and the Middle
Class Home (1999)
Jeffrey Weeks Sex, Politics and Society ( 2007)
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in the ST.
Student performance results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Gender Studies
Total students 2016/17: 20
Average class size 2016/17: 12
Capped 2016/17: Yes (60)
Value: One Unit
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Specialist skills