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070189 GR Guided Reading (2017W)

Comparative Perspectives on Gender, Family and Social Class (undergraduate level, 3rd year)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 05.10. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 12.10. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 19.10. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 09.11. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 09.11. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 16.11. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Freitag 17.11. 15:15 - 16:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Donnerstag 23.11. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 23.11. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 30.11. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 07.12. 09:00 - 10:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 07.12. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Donnerstag 14.12. 16:00 - 17:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course aims to provide students with a gender perspective in the historical study of the family and a research orientation to the historical constructions of femininity and masculinity. The main objective is to evaluate gender and family relations in the context of local and global historical transformations, focusing on their significance in the reproduction of social class.
The examples will be taken from European societies as well as migrants in Europe, and of Middle Eastern societies, including particularly examples from Turkish society.
Requirements of the Course:
The students are required to do the weekly reading and short essay assignments to be prepared for class discussions. Class participation will be assessed based on those assignments. This will contribute %30 of the final grade, %70 of which will be evaluated according to the final long essays written on a topic of the discussions in class.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

%30 of the Final Grade: Classwork and assignments
%70 of the Final Grade: Take-home assignment: A long essay on one of the topics of discussion--Students will choose among the topics which will be given to the students in the beginning of December.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Requirements of the Course:
The students are required to do the weekly reading and short essay assignments to be prepared for class discussions. Class participation will be assessed based on those assignments. This will contribute %30 of the final grade, %70 of which will be evaluated according to the final long essays written on a topic of the discussions in class.

Prüfungsstoff

• Sociological study of gender and gender as a category of historical analysis; basic concepts such as gender order, gender regime, patriarchy, gender ideologies, gender inequality
• The family in historical context (references include Lawrence Stone, Laslett, Hajnal about the family in Europe)
• Myths of the “traditonal” family (Stephanie Coontz (1992); Duben &Behar (1991), İstanbul Households, Marriage, Family and Fertility (1880-1940).
• Family and Social Class (in reference to Bourdieu, Bertaux & Thompson, Davidoff and my own research on provincially notable families)
• Gendering Social Transformations (references to research by Davidoff, Özbay and myself)
• History of Masculinities and Femininities( historical examples of ideal manhood and womanhood will be studied in relation to the hegemonic gender ideology)
• Gender, Work and Employment
• Work and Care; care professions and women
• The Transformation of Love and Intimacy
• Diversity and change in family patterns (new partnerships, step-families and kin relations, single parents, intercultural marriage, social class and cultural differences about family values, etc. Examples from current research in European societies, hosting and migrant communities.

Literatur

Readings according to the Weekly Schedule:
1st Week: General Introduction to the main concepts
Macionis, J., Plummer, K., Sociology, A Global Introduction. The chapters on gender order (Ch. 12) and families and households (Ch. 17) (Printice-Hall,2002).
West, C., Zimmerman, D., "Doing Gender.", Gender and Society, June 1987. Walby, S. Theorizing Patriarchy, Backwell, 1990, pp. 109-127.

2nd Week: How to study family, gender and social class in a historical perspective
Scott, J.W. “ Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis”, Gender and The Politics of History, Columbia University Press,1999.
Randall Collins and Scott Coltrane, “Explaining the Family” chapter 1, Sociology of Marriage and the Family: Gender, Love and Property. Nelson-Hall, 1995.
Davidoff, L., Doolittle, M., Fink, J., Holden,K. “The family and the historian”, The Family Story, Blood, Contract and Intimacy, 1830-1960, Longman, 1999, pp.16-50.
3rd Week: History of Family in Europe: Patterns of Change
Joris, Elisabeth. “Kinship and Gender- Property, Enterprise, and Politics”, Kinship in Europe: Approaches to Long Term Development (1300-1900), eds. David Sabean, Simon Teuscher, Jon Mathieu, Berghahn Books, 2007.
Wall, R., Hareven,T. K., Ehmer, J. Family History Revisited: Comparative Perspectives, Part IV: “ The European Family: Reality, Myth and Ideology” pp.217-311; University of Delawere Press, 2001.
4th Week: Family in the Middle East; Impact of Modernization and Westernization
Faroqhi, S. Stories of Ottoman Men and Women, Establishing Status, Establishing Control, İstanbul: Eren, 2002, pp. 151-166; 179-195.
Peirce, Leslie. “Seniority, Sexuality, And Social Order: The Vocabulary of Gender in Early Modern Ottoman Society”, Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern Women in the early Modern Era, ed. Madeline C. Zilfi, Leiden:New York : Brill, 1997. 169-196.
İlkkaracan, Pınar. “ Introduction: Sexuality as a Contested Political Domain in the Middle East”, Deconstructing Sexuality in the Middle East Challenges and Discourses, Routledge, 2008; pp.1-17.
Durakbaşa, A., İlyasoğlu, A., “ Formation of Gender Identities in Republican Turkey and Women’s Narratives as Transmitters of ‘Herstory’ of Modernization”, Journal of Social History, Vol. 35, Issue 1, 2001, pp. 1-34.
Ferhunde Özbay, “Gendered space: A new look at Turkish modernization” L.Davidoff, K. McClelland, E.Varikas, Gender & History, Blackwell, 2000.
Cindoglu, D.; Cemrek, M.; Toktaş, Ş. “ The Family in Turkey: The battleground of the modern and the traditional”, Families in Global Context, (eds.) C.B. Hennon & S.M. Wilson, 2011.

5th week: Family and Social Stratification
Durakbaşa, A. “The Gender of Social Class: Theoretical and Methodological Discussion for a Feminist Sociology”, Gendering Transformations, ed. Yota Papageorgiou, 2007.
Coltrane S., Collins, R., “ Sociological Theory: Explaning Families in a Stratified Society”, Sociology of Marriage & Family, Blackwell, 2001, pp. 2-61.
Morgan, David H. J. “Family and Stratification”, Family Connections, An Introduction to Family Studies, Polity Press, 1996, pp.41-69.
Bourdieu, P. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Routledge, 2000.
6th week: Family and Social Class in Historical Perspective
Davidoff, L. “ The Lattice of Kinship: A Historical Case Study”, Thicker Than Water. Siblings and their Relations 1780-1920, Oxford University Press, 2012; pp.49-194.
Davidoff, L., Hall, C. Family Fortunes, Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850, Hutchinson, 1988.
Bertaux, D., Thompson, P. Pathways to Social Class: A Qualitative Approach to Social Mobility, Clarendon Press, 1997.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA : Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte
BEd: Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
Diplom UF: Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:30