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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
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

%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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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.

Examination topics

• 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.

Reading list

7th Week: Gendering Social Transformations
Discussion and presentation of some cases about history of masculinities and femininities
Apprahamian, Sima & Rowe, Victoria (eds.) Ottoman Women’s Movements
R.W. Connell, “The Social Organization of Masculinity” in Masculinities. 1995. pp: 67-86. -R.W. Connell, “The History of Masculinity “ in Connell, pp: 185-203.
David D. Gilmore, “Introduction”, “The manhood puzzle”, Manhood in the making: Cultural concepts of masculinity, Yale Univ. Press, London, 1990, pp.1-29.
Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity and Culture in the Modern Middle East, London: Saqi Books, 2000. 65-102.
Lynne Segal, “Competing masculinities (I): Manliness – The masculine ideal”, “Competing masculinities (II): Traitors to the cause”, Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men, London: Virago, 1990.
8th Week: History of Masculinities and Femininities continued
Deniz Kandiyoti, “The paradoxes of masculinity: some thoughts on segregated societies”, Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies, eds. Cornwall and Lindisfarne, London: Routledge, 1994, 197-213.
Tapınç, H. “Masculinity, Femininity and Turkish Male Homosexuality”, Modern Homosexualities, ed. Ken Plummer, Routledge, 1992. 39-49.
9th Week: Gender, Work and Employment
Heidi Hartmann, “Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Job Segregation by Sex” in A. Giddens and D. Held (eds), Classes, Power and Conflict, London : Macmillan, 1995, pp. 446-469.
Oakley, A., “ What is a Housewife; Delphy, C., “A Theory of Marriage”; Pacey, P., “Homemaking”; The Polity Reader in Gender Studies, London, 1994, pp. 143-149. Delphy, C., Leonard, D., “The Variety of Work Done by Wives”, The Polity Reader in Gender Studies, London, 1994, pp. 159-165.
Walby, S., ‘Theories of Women and Paid Work’, Patriarchy at Work, chapter 4, 1987, pp. 70-124.

10th Week: Gender, Work and Employment continued
Discussion on case studies
Scott, J.W. “Women in The Making of the English Working Class”, op.cit. pp.68-90.

“Work Identities for Men and Women: The Politics of Work and Family in the Parisian Garment Trades in 1848”, op.cit. pp.93-112.
11th Week: History of Sexuality and Intimate Relations
Collins and Coltrane, “The Love Revolution and the Rise of Feminism” chapter 4 in Collins and Coltrane, op.cit.
Alan Duben and Cem Behar, “Love and Marriage: Meanings and Transactions” chapter 4 in Duben and Behar, Istanbul Households, Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Wise, J. M. “Home: Territory and identity”, Cultural Studies, No. 14 (2) 2000, pp. 295-310.
Irvin Cemil Schick, The Erotic Margin: Sexuality and Spatiality in Alterist Discourse, London: Verso, 1999. 197-226.

12th Week: Diversity and Change in Family Patterns in the Twentieth Century
Giddens, A. Sociology, 7th edition, “Families and Intimate Relationships” (Ch.10); “Gender and Sexuality” (Ch.15).His
Stacey, J. “The Making and Unmaking of the Family: An Overview” in J. Stacey, Brave New Families, Basic Books, 1991.
Collins and Coltrane, “The Twentieth Century” chapter 5 in Collins and Coltrane, op.cit.
“Remaking Intimate Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Experiences Outside the Conventional Family”, Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe, Women’s Movements, Gender and Diversity, (eds.) B. Halsaa, S. Rosenhil, S. Sümer, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp.41-50
Cindoglu, D. & Didem Unal. “Gender and sexuality in the authoritarian discursive strategies of ‘New Turkey’”, European Journal of Women’s Studies, No. 10.1, pp. 1-16, 2016.

Association in the course directory

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

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