Work and Gender (21577). 5 units. This course will examine how workplaces, firms, jobs, and even the people who occupy them come to be structured along gendered lines. The class will read theoretical accounts, social science studies, ethnographies, and legal cases to obtain an understanding of the mechanisms through which work becomes gendered. Among the questions the course will address are: Do workplaces merely reflect or rather actively reproduce gendered social relations and identities? What is the relationship among employment, citizenship, and sex/gender? How do structural features of organizations tend to reproduce sex segregation and sex-based harassment? How do work organizations interact with household arrangements to reproduce gender inequality? How should we understand the relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality at work? What theories ground past and present interpretations of the law's ban on sex discrimination in the workplace? Which theories should do so? The representation of gender and work in the popular media will also be explored, through an accompanying, required in-class film series. Scheduled examination. V. Schultz.
Please note: The regular class meetings will be on Monday and Tuesday, 4:10-6 p.m., but films related to the class will be shown between 6 and 9 p.m. on either Monday or Tuesday, most weeks. Students interested in this course should plan their class schedules accordingly so that they are available between 4 and 9 p.m. on most Mondays and Tuesdays, since we strive to see the films together, and discuss them afterward, as a class.
SLB - 111 (Mon) SLB - 111 (Tue) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20164
Exam: 5/02/2017 at 9:00 AM Questions available online Name or Id: Id