Fall 2023 - LBST 305 OL01
Gendering Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)
Class Number: 2865
Delivery Method: Online
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 11, 2023
Mon, 11:59–11:59 p.m.
Prerequisites:30 units including LBST 100 or three units in GSWS or WS or GDST.
Takes a broad approach to gender, placing it dialogue with race and ethnicity, class, nation, and space, to think through the complex dynamic between gender and labour from a variety of perspectives. Explores workers’ lived experiences of gender regimes while critically examining how gender ‘matters’ within the workplace. Students with credit for GSWS 305 (or GSWS 308) may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for LBST 331 under the title Gender - Paid and Unpaid may not take this course for further credit.
This course will take a broad approach to gender, placing it dialogue with race and ethnicity, class, nation, and space, as we think through the complex dynamic between gender and labor from a variety of perspectives. We will explore workers’ lived experiences of gender regimes while critically examining how gender ‘matters’ within the workplace.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
• Gain an understanding of how the categorization and social construction of sex and gender impacts women’s work opportunities and experiences;
• Study how critical theories are applied to aspects of women’s work experiences such as the gender pay gap, sex segregation and gender discrimination;
• Understand the impact of gender on paid work and unpaid work within families;
• Identify mechanisms of inequality, discrimination, segregation, oppression and resistance in regards to women’s work;
• Gain an understanding of how intersectionality in regards to the social organization of work, most prominently in regards to how gendered work is also a racialized and classed experience;
• Apply theoretical understandings of gender and society to explain contemporary work issues.
- Participation 20%
- Midterm 1 25%
- Midterm 2 25%
- Final take home exam 30%
Academic journal articles and book chapters and audio-visual material will be made accessible via Canvas and through the SFU library.
• Please note that over the course of the semester some readings may change as new academic articles and books become available. Students will be provided with notice if any readings are changed over the course of the semester.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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