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GEN2/SOS6.4.2 Gendered and sexualized society 5 ECTS
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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies
Gender Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

The students learn how gender, sexuality and society intersect, and shape each other and, on the one hand, form inequalities and, on the other hand, open chances to a more equal society, particularly in the context of Nordic societies. During the course they get acquainted with the use of various research approaches and conceptualizations, such as gendering practices, intersecting inequalities, political agency, emotions and affects, body and materiality, in the analysis of gendered and sexualized society. Further, during the course the students learn to recognize the implicit and silent doings of gender and sexuality in a variety of social contexts. In addition, the students recognize, how gender sensitive knowledge production is possible.

General description

The students become familiar with current discussions in gender, sexuality and body research. The course provides knowledge of the ways, in which gender, sexuality and society are interconnected with each other, and the ways, in which the interconnections may change. The course deals with a variety of the theoretically informed empirical research on social inequalities and the research of the gendered and sexualized social divisions and practices.


6.9 Introduction - Katariina Mäkinen & Marja Vehviläinen

12.9 Meyda Yegenoglu: Headscarf debate in Europe 

19.9 Hanna-Kaisa Hoppania: Gender, Care, and Economy 

26.9 Luca Tainio: Transgender in Cisnormative Society

3.10 Tuula Juvonen: How lesbians queered the Finnish society 

10.10 Rebecca Lund: Gender, Class and Knowledge Production

17.10 Johanna Kantola: Gendered effects of the economic crisis in Europe

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Kurssille otetaan ilmoittautumisjärjestyksessä vähintään 5 avoimen yliopiston opiskelijaa. ilmoittautuminen tehdään sähköpostitse suoraan kurssin vastuuopettajalle, jonka yhteystiedot löydät alta. Huomoithan, että tässä kiintiössä kurssille tulevalla on ennen kurssi-ilmoittautumista oltava voimassa oleva opinto-oikeus sosiaalitieteiden aineopintojen suorittamiseksi(hae opinto-oikeutta: http://www.uta.fi/avoinyliopisto/opiskelijaksi/index.html)


Saara Särmä, Teacher responsible


6-Sep-2017 – 17-Oct-2017
Lectures 14 hours
Wed 6-Sep-2017 at 12-14, Linna K103
Tue 12-Sep-2017 - 17-Oct-2017 weekly at 12-14, Linna K103


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Weekly readings will be given the course moodle. The first readings:

6.9 Introduction - background reading:

Connell & Pearse (2014), Gender in World Perspective. Ch 1-6 (E-book in the library)

Evans M. et.al (2014) Handbook of feminist theory, Ch14, Representing women..) (E-book in the library)

Marchbank, Jennifer & Letherby, Gayle 2014. Introduction to Gender. Social Science Perspective. Harlow: Pearson. Ch 1, 15-16: Introduction; Sex and sexuality; Violence and resistance (s. 1-22; 277-311). (E-book in the library)


Joan Scott: The Politics of the Veil, pp. 1-20 and 90-123, e-book


Further information

The course work includes active participation in the lectures; weekly readings and tasks in the moodle; and a learning diary or an essay.