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BHUM 1645A - Social, Political and Legal Obstacles to Gender Equality

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course will study legal obstacles to gender equality from the starting-point that legal regulations are not just for organisation, but are also constitutive of gender and sexuality. Potential themes to explore include that of the “reversal of stigma” in settings of political competition, or the paradoxical effects of ‘well-intentioned' gender stereotypes on social progress. Our goal is both to enrich new perspectives that have emerged from research in France and in other countries in recent years, as well as to foster a spirit of dialogue between disciplines. The course takes the role of the Law seriously, whether from a perspective of political theory, Legal Gender Studies or the analysis of political movements. Gender will thus serve as a tool for surpassing disciplinary divisions (including that between Private and Public Law), reflecting the interdisciplinary combinations between women's history, literature, Law and Economics, legal theory and the sociology of gender that already characterise the wider field of gender studies.


BOSVIEUX-ONYEKWELU, Charles (Enseignant)