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Gender Sociology

Code 13169
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements None
Mode of delivery -Face-to-face-
Learning outcomes At the end of the course unit the students should be able to.
- develop sensitivity to gender issues from a cross-cutting perspective
- analyze social reality taking into account gender relations
- tknow the main sociological approaches to the study of gender
- be familiar with gender mainstreaming and its implications in contemporary society
Syllabus 1. Introduction to Gender 1.1. Gender, sex and social construction 1.2. Gender transversality
2. Gender Theories 2.1. Historical Perspective of Gender Studies 2.2.1. Functionalism and the theory of sexual roles 2.2.2. Psycho-medicine and the concepts of gender identity and role 2.3. Feminisms 2.3.1. First wave feminism 2.3.2. Feminism of second wave 2.3.3. Feminism of third wave and Queer Theory 2.4. Contemporary Critical Theories 2.4.1. Butler 2.4.2. Bourdieu and Connell 2.5 Gender studies in Portugal
3. Gender and Society. Gender and public sphere: 3.3.1 Political and economic power 3.3.2 Work and social participation 3.4 Gender and private sphere. 3.4.1 Body and sexuality 3.4.2 Identity, masculinities and feminities and queer
Main Bibliography Amâncio, Lígia (1994) Masculino e feminino. A construção social da diferença. Porto: Ed. Afrontamento. Pp. 17-88.
Bourdieu, Pierre (1998), La domination masculine. Paris: Seuil. [traduzido ao português como A Dominação Masculina. Oeiras: Celta, 1999].
Butler, Judith. "Fundamentos contingentes: o feminismo e a questão do “pós-modernismo." cadernos pagu 11 (2013): 11-42.
Ferreira, Virgínia (1999), “Os paradoxos da situação das mulheres em Portugal”, Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais 52/53: 199-227.
Saleiro, Sandra e Sales Oliveira, Catarina (2018) Desigualdades de (cis e trans)género. Portugal no contexto europeu in Carmo, R. et al (orgs) Desigualdades sociais. Portugal e a Europa. (pp. 131-148). Lisboa: Mundos Sociais
Schouten, Maria Johanna (2011) Uma Sociologia do Género. Ribeirão: Ed. Húmus.
Torrão Filho, A. (2005). Uma questão de gênero: onde o masculino e o feminino se cruzam
Walby, Sylvia (1990), Theorizing patriarchy. Oxford: Blackwell
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-19

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