Faculty of Arts


Sociology of Gender


Following thirty years of feminist activism both outside and inside of the university, has gender justice been achieved? Can we say that we live in a gender-equal world? Does gender continue to shape our lives? If so in what ways? And in which sites are gender relations re/produced and challenged? These questions serve as the thread through which this course introduces students to the sociological analysis of gender. Drawing on local and international literature, the course examines changes and continuities in gender relations since the emergence of second wave feminism in the 1970's. As part of the course, we will also consider the impact of feminism on the discipline of sociology, how sociological analyses of gender have changed over time and link questions of gender with other axes of social difference.

Availability 2012

Semester 1




SOCIOL 214: 15.0 points


30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass, or 30 points passed at Stage I from courses listed in Women's Studies

Contact details | Search | Accessibility | Copyright | Privacy | Disclaimer |