課程資訊
課程名稱
性別社會學
Sociology of Gender 
開課學期
108-1 
授課對象
學程  人口學程  
授課教師
徐婕 
課號
Soc2041 
課程識別碼
305E21170 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一3,4,5(10:20~13:10) 
上課地點
社203 
備註
本課程以英語授課。[人口學程]選修領域(二)性別、工作與家庭。
總人數上限:30人
外系人數限制:5人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1081gender 
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課程概述

This course is designed to give students a glimpse into gender studies and their relation to sociology at large. In this course, we will explore the concept of “gender,” its multiple aspects and forms of existence, and its presence in our everyday life. Our discussion of gender will span multiple societies. We will be looking at gender constructs on a global scale. Beyond covering mainstream studies in Western countries, we will also examine how gender is approached in Southeast and East Asia, in Latin America, and other parts of the world. By the end of this course, students will have an overview of dominant theories in gender studies and current trends of research in the field.

Sessions of this course consist of both lectures and discussions. A number of articles or texts will be assigned each week in advance of the session. Students are expected to read the materials and engage actively in in-class activities. Evaluation and assessment are based on class participation, oral presentations and reading notes, group project, and a final paper. This course will be taught in English. English is also the preferred language for in-class exchanges.
 

課程目標
Students should ideally walk away with a broad, reflexive, and critical understanding of gender by the end of this course.  
課程要求
Come in with an open heart, be present, and actively engage. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週二 10:00~11:00 備註: College of Social Science, Room 635 
參考書目
Alsop, Rachel, Annette Fitzsimons and Kathleen Lennon. 2002. Theorizing Gender. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Beauvoir, Simone de. 1953. The Second Sex. New York: Knopf.
Butler, Judith. 2004. Undoing Gender. New York; London: Routledge.
Lorber, Judith. 1994. Paradoxes of Gender. New Haven: Yale University Press.

 
指定閱讀
待補 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Class participation 
15% 
attendance (5%) and contribution to in-class discussion or exchanges (10%) 
2. 
Three semester assignments 
30% 
(Oral presentations and/or reading notes, at least one each; 10% each assignment) Students should be prepared to share their feedback on assigned readings three times throughout the semester, in forms of either oral presentations or one-page reading notes. Students may freely combine these two forms of assignments. Example: 1 presentation + 2 reading notes; 2 presentations + 1 reading note *Each presentation should roughly be around 10 minutes. Starting from week 4 (12 weeks in total), three to four presentation slots will be reserved for each class. Presentation slots are first come, first served. The sign-up sheet would be available each week until the slots are full. Coordination among presenters might be required to avoid repeated coverage of materials. I will upload an electronic version of the sheet online for your reference. Reading notes should be submitted throughout the semester. Please make sure you spread out the assignment loads evenly; you should have completed your three assignments respectively by week 5, week 10, and week 16.  
3. 
Group project 
25% 
Group project (15%) + individual feedback (10%):a project that compares different forms, sources, and outlets of media or pop culture and shows how gender is omnipresent. Which concepts are explicitly and implicitly being employed in the production and presentation? What purpose does it serve? Form a group of between 5 to 6 people by Week 9. Deliberate over the array of available subject matters suggested by the instructor (or even better, think outside the box). Present in a way of the group’s choosing (no more than 20 mins) on how we are surrounded by gender being operated in various modes. Each group member will submit an individual feedback sheet (one to two pages), elaborating on their own research work and the reason of selection. 
4. 
Final paper 
30% 
a longer piece of writing (8 to 10 pages) on a topic of the student’s choice, or on one provided by the instructor. I will post an array of suggested topics in Week 10 for your reference. Please also consider starting preliminary research for your final paper at around Week 10. Due date to be announced. 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
Week 1
9/09  Introduction to Course and Logistics 
Week 2
9/16  What Is Gender? Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Readings:
(1) Beauvoir Introduction (p. 13-28);
(2) West, Candace and Don H. Zimmerman. 1987. "Doing Gender." Gender and Society 1(2):125-51;
(3) Lorber Introduction (p. 1-10) & Ch. 1 ““Night to His Day”: The Social Construction of Gender”
 
Week 3
9/23  Theorizing Gender I
Readings:
(1) Alsop et al. Ch. 2 “Psychoanalysis and Gender” & Ch. 3 “The Social Construction of Gender”;
(2) Connell, R.W and James W. Messerschimdt. 2005. “Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept.” Gender and Society 19(6):829-59.

Further recommended reading: Masculinities by R. W. Connell. University of California Press, 1995.
 
Week 4
9/30  Theorizing Gender II
Readings:
(1) Gender Trouble by Judith Butler. Routledge, 1999. Preface and Ch. 3, Part 3 “Bodily Incriptions, Performative Subversions”;
(2) Alsop et al. Ch. 4 “Judith Butler: ‘The Queen of Queer’”;
(3) England, Paula. 2010. “The Gender Revolution: Uneven and Stalled.” Gender and Society 24(2):149-66.
 
Week 5
10/07  Gender in Latin America [First assignment due date]
Readings:
(1) Stevens, Evelyn P. 1973. “Machismo and Marianismo.” Society 10(6):57-63;
(2) Villegas, Jorge, Jennifer Lemanski, and Carlos Valdéz. 2010. “Marianismo and Machismo: The Portrayal of Females in Mexican TV Commercials.” Journal of International Consumer Marketing 22:327-46;
(3) Vuola, Elina. 2009. “Patriarchal Ecumenism, Feminism, and Women’s Religious Experiences in Costa Rica.” Pp. 217-38 in Gendering Religion and Politics: Untangling Modernities, edited by H. Herzog and A. Braude. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US.
 
Week 6
10/14  Gender in the Middle East
Readings:
(1) Charrad, Mounina M. 2011. “Gender in the Middle East: Islam, State, Agency.” Annual Review of Sociology 37:417-37;
(2) Introduction (p. 1-18) in Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East: The Egyptian Women’s Movement by Nadje Al-Ali, Nadje. Cambridge University Press, 2004;
(3) Göçek, Fatma Müge and Balaghi Shiva. 1994. Reconstructing Gender in the Middle East: Tradition, Identity, and Power. New York: Columbia University Press. (Intro, Ch.1 & Ch.3)
(4) Badran, Margot. 2005. "Between Secular and Islamic Feminism/S: Reflections on the Middle East and Beyond." Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 1(1):6-28. 
Week 7
10/21  Gender in Southeast and East Asia
Readings:
(1) Introduction (p. 1-18) in Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia, edited by A. Ong and M. G. Peletz. University of California Press, 1995;
(2) Kandiyoti, Deniz. 1988. “Bargaining with Patriarchy.” Gender & Society 2(3):274-90;
(3) Chong, Kelly H. 2006. “Negotiating Patriachy: South Korean Evangelical Women and the Politics of Gender.” Gender & Society 20(6):697-724.
(4) Gu, Chien-Juh. 2019. "Bargaining with Confucian Patriarchy: Money, Culture, and Gender Division of Labor in Taiwanese Immigrant Families." Qualitative Sociology. doi: 10.1007/s11133-019-09427-x.
Further recommended readings: Patriarchy in East Asia: A Comparative Sociology of Gender by Kaku Sechiyama. Brill, 2013.

Mini-assignment for next week: Take a tour to the kids’ or toddlers’ clothing section at any department store or retailers. Observe available options for boys and girls in terms of color, style, and slogans. You may also get a random catalog for kids’ outfits and toys and observe the trend there.
 
Week 8
10/28  Gender Socialization
Readings:
(1) Lorber Ch. 6 “Out of Eden: The Social Evolution of Gender” & Ch. 7 “Rocking the Cradle: Gendered Parenting”;
(2) Moore, Laura H. and Reeve Vanneman. 2003. “Context Matters: Effects of the Proportion of Fundamentalists on Gender Attitudes.” Social Forces 82(1):115-139.
(3) Olson, Laura R., Wendy Cadge and James T. Harrison. 2006. "Religion and Public Opinion About Same-Sex Marriage." Social Science Quarterly 87(2):340-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2006.00384.x.
(4) Cunningham, Mick. 2001. "Parental Influences on the Gendered Division of Housework." American Sociological Review 66(2):184-203. doi: 10.2307/2657414.

 
Week 9
11/04  Midterm Group Project Discussion 
Week 10
11/11  Gender in the Family Sphere I [Second assignment due date]
Readings:
(1) Lorber Ch. 8 “Daily Bread: Gender and Domestic Labor” & Ch. 9 “Separate and Not Equal: The Gendered Division of Paid Work”
(2) McHale, Susan M., Ann C. Crouter and Shawn D. Whiteman. 2003. "The Family Contexts of Gender Development in Childhood and Adolescence." Social Development 12(1):125-48. doi: 10.1111/1467-9507.00225.
(3) Biblarz, Timothy J. and Judith Stacey. 2010. "How Does the Gender of Parents Matter?". Journal of Marriage and Family 72(1):3-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2009.00678.x.
(4) Pollitt, A. M., B. A. Robinson and D. Umberson. 2018. "Gender Conformity, Perceptions of Shared Power, and Marital Quality in Same- and Different-Sex Marriages." Gender & Society 32(1):109-31. doi: 10.1177/0891243217742110.


Mini-assignment for next week: Reflect on how chores are divided at home (cooking, vacuuming/mopping, laundry, shopping, household maintenance, and all other tasks).
 
Week 11
11/18  Gender in the Family Sphere II
Readings:
(1) Bittman, Michael, Paula England, Liana Sayer, Nancy Folbre, and George Matheson. 2003. “When Does Gender Trump Money? Bargaining and Time in Household Work.” American Journal of Sociology 109(1):186-214;
(2) Rosenfeld, Rachel A., Heike Trappe, and Janet C. Gornick. 2004. “Gender and Work in Germany: Before and After Reunification.” Annual Review of Sociology 30:103-24.
(3) England, Paula, Jonathan Bearak, Michelle J. Budig and Melissa J. Hodges. 2016. "Do Highly Paid, Highly Skilled Women Experience the Largest Motherhood Penalty?". American Sociological Review 81(6):1161-89. doi: 10.1177/0003122416673598.
(4) Reczek, C., R. Spiker, H. Liu and R. Crosnoe. 2017. "The Promise and Perils of Population Research on Same-Sex Families." Demography 54(6):2385-97. doi: 10.1007/s13524-017-0630-y.

Further recommended reading: Knight, Carly R. and Mary C. Brinton. 2017. “One Egalitarianism or Several? Two Decades of Gender-Role Attitude Change in Europe.” American Journal of Sociology 122(5):1485-1532.
 
Week 12
11/25  Gender in the Workplace
Readings:
(1) Epstein, Cynthia F. 1992. "Tinkerbells and Pinups: The Construction and Reconstruction of Gender Boundaries at Work." In Cultivating differences: symbolic boundaries and the making of inequality, edited by Michèle Lamont and Marcel Fournier, 232-256. Chicago; London: Univeristy of Chicago Press;
(2) Kennelly, Ivy. 2002. ““I Woule Never Be a Secretary”: Reinforcing Gender in Segregated and Integrated Occupations.” Gender & Society 16(4):603-24;
(3) Nentwich, Julia C., Wiebke Poppen, Stefanie Schälin and Franziska Vogt. 2013. "The Same and the Other: Male Childcare Workers Managing Identity Dissonance." International Review of Sociology 23(2):326-45.
(4) Doering, L. and S. Thebaud. 2017. "The Effects of Gendered Occupational Roles on Men's and Women's Workplace Authority: Evidence from Microfinance." American Sociological Review 82(3):542-67. doi: 10.1177/0003122417703087.
 
Week 13
12/02  Gender and the State
Readings:
(1) Lorber Ch. 11 “The Visible Hand: Gender and the State”;
(2) Lewis, Jane. 2002. “Gender and Welfare State Change.” European Societies 4(4):331-57;
(3) Mandel, Hadas and Moshe Semyonov. 2006. “A Welfare State Paradox: State Interventions and Women’s Employment Opportunities in 22 Countries.” American Journal of Sociology 111(6):1910-49.
(4) Laperrière, Marie and Ann Shola Orloff. 2018. "Gender and Welfare States." Pp. 227-44 in Handbook of the Sociology of Gender, edited by B. J. Risman, C. M. Froyum and W. J. Scarborough. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
 
Week 14
12/09  Gender and Intersectionality
Readings:
(1) Crenshaw, K. 1992. "Race, Gender, and Sexual Harassment." Southern California Law Review 65(3):1467-76;
(2) Shields, Stephanie A. 2008. "Gender: An Intersectionality Perspective." Sex Roles 59(5):301-11. doi: 10.1007/s11199-008-9501-8;
(3) Bose, Christine E. 2012. "Intersectionality and Global Gender Inequality." Gender and Society 26(1):67-72.
(4) Yuval-Davis, Nira. 2006. "Intersectionality and Feminist Politics." European Journal of Women's Studies 13(3):193-209. doi: 10.1177/1350506806065752.

Further recommended reading: Crenshaw, Kimberle. 1989. "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics." University of Chicago Legal Forum:139-68.
 
Week 15
12/16  “Subversive” Gender [Third assignment due date]
Readings:
(1) Schilt, Kristen and Danya Lagos. 2017. “The Development of Transgender Studies in Sociology.” Annual Review of Sociology 43:425-43.
(2) Johnson, Fenton. 2018. “The Future of Queer.” Harper’s Magazine, January 2018.
(3) Stryker, Susan. 2006. "(De)Subjugated Knowledges: An Introduction to Transgender Studies." Pp. 1-17 in The Transgender Studies Reader, edited by S. Stryker and S. Whittle. New York: Routledge. (Including Whittle's Foreword)
(4) Feinberg, Leslie. 2006. "Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come " Pp. 205-20 in The Transgender Studies Reader, edited by S. Stryker and S. Whittle. New York Routledge.

 
Week 16
12/23  Gender, Politics, and Agency
Readings:
(1) Lorber Conclusion (Ch.12);
(2) Alsop et al. Ch. 10 “Gender and the Politics of Identity”
(3) Gender by Connell. Ch. 8 “Gender Politics”
 
Week 17
12/30  Group Project Presentation
Final paper discussion