SYLLABUS M.PHIL COURSE WORK GENDER SOCIOLOGY   SOC_804

  1. Social Construction of Gender
    1. Gender VS. Biology, Equality Vs. Difference
    2. Women in the family: socialization, nature VS. Gender, gender role, private-Public dichotomy, sexual division of labour
  2. Emergence of feminist thought
    1. Socio-historical perspective
    2. Mapping various women’s movements
  3. Gender and Sociological Analysis:
    1. Feminist critiques of sociological theories / prevailing theories
    2. Feminist methodology as critique sociological methods/methodology
    3. Emergence of women’s studies.
  4. Gender based Division of labour/work:
    1. Production VS. Reproduction, household work, invisible work
    2. Women’s work and technology
    3. Development policies, Liberalization and globalization and their impact on women
  5. Gender, political Economy and work.
  6. Language and Gender
  7. Gender, Power and sexualities
  8. Nationalism, State and Gender
  9. Race, Colonialism and Development
  10. Gender and Transnationalism

DEVELOPMENT AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT:   PART: II

Gender and Society:

  • Economy: marginalization of women and sexual division of labour.
  • Polity: Reservations of women.
  • Religion and Culture: women’s nature as repositories of cultural practices and traditions; marriage, dowry and property.
  • Personal Laws and Civil Code: Hindu code Bill, Syrian Christian law
  • Muslim personal law; customary law and Tribal women.

Issues affecting the quality of life of Women:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Land rights

Major social Issues:

  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Communalism
  • Domestic Violence