Syllabus/achievement requirements

Required reading


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The articles in the syllabus list are gathered in compendiums which you can buy in the bookshop, in the basement of Akademika/Kopiutsalget, Blindern.

Acker, Joan: Hierarchies, jobs, bodies: A theory of gendered organisations: Gender and Society, 4, 2, 1990. 131-158 (27 pages). link (pdf).

Beasly, Christine: Rethinking Hegemonic Masculinity in a Globalizing World. Men and masculinities, 2008. 11, 1, p. 86-103 (17 pages). link (pdf).

Borchorst Anette and Birte Siim in: Feminist Theory, 2008, Vol9, (2). Sage Publications. Women-friendly policies and state feminism. Theorizing Scandinavian gender equality. pp 207-224, 17 pages. link.

Christensen, Ann Dorte & Qvotrup Jensen, Sune: Combining hegemonic masculinity and intersectionality. NORMA 9, 1, 60-75 (15 pages). link.

Crenshaw, Kimberle. "Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: A black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracist politics." U. Chi. Legal F. (1989): 139.Crenshaw, Kimberle. "Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: A black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracist politics." U. Chi. Legal F. (1989): 139. link

Connell R.W.: Masculinities, 1995. Polity Press. The Social Organization of Masculinity, pp. 67-86 (19 pages)

Fraser, Nancy. "After the family wage: Gender equity and the welfare state." Political theory 22.4 (1994): 591-618. link

Fraser, Nancy. "BEHIND MARX'S HIDDEN ABODE For an Expanded Conception of Capitalism." New Left Review 86 (2014): 55-72.

Haavind, Hanne. "Love and power in marriage. I Holter, H.(red.): Patriarchy in a welfare society." (1984).

Halsaa, Beatrice In Jones, Kathleen & Karlsson, Gunnel (eds): Gender and the Interests of Love. Essays in honour of Anna G. Jonasdottir, 2008. Centrum for feministiska samhallsstudier 8, Ørebro . A Passion for Love. pp 43-70 (27 pages).

Hernes Helga: Welfare State and Woman Power. Essays in State Feminism, 1987. Oslo: Norwegian University Press . Introduction, and The Welfare State Citizenship of Scandinavian Women, pp 9-29, 135-163 (48 pages).

Hirdman, Yvonne In Tayo Andreasen (ed.) : Moving on, 1991. Aarhus: University Press. The gender system, pp 187-207 (20 pages).

Holter, Harriet : Oppression of women, oppression of men, and master suppression techniques (lecture hand-out) (20 pages)

Holter, Øystein Gullvåg: Social Theories for researching men and masculinities. Direct Gender Hierarchy and Structural Inequality, 2005. In Kimmel m.fl: : Handbook of studies on Men and Masculinities. USA: Saga Publications, Inc, ISBN 0-7619-2369-1. pp 15-34.

Jamieson, Lynn:”Intimacy Transformed? A Critical Look at the Pure Relationship”, Sociology 1999, Vol 33 No 3. s.477-494. (17s.) link

Jonasdottir, Anna G: In: Why Women are Oppressed, 1994. Temple University Press, Philadelphia . Constructive theses, pp 217-227 (10 pages).

Kimmel, Michael: (2016) The Gendered Society Reader, kapittel 1., Sixth Edition 2016, Oxford University Press (fronter)

Lyng, Selma Therese in Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (eds.): Revealing and Concealing Gender: Issues of Visibility in Organizations, 2010. Palgrave. “Mothered” and othered. (In)visibility of care responsibility and gender in the processes of excluding women from Norwegian law firms, (25 pages).

Magnusson, Eva: “Gendering or Equality in the Lives of Nordic Heterosexual Couples with Children: No Well-Paved Avenues Yet”. NORA, 2005, Vol. 13, nr. 3, s.153-163 (10s.) link

Moi, Toril: "Appropriating Bourdieu: Feminist Theory and Pierre Bordieu's Sociology of Culture " in What is a Woman? And older essays, 1999. Oxford University Press. Chapter 3, pp 264-299 (35 pages).

Mulinari, Diana, Suvi Keskinen, Sari Irni and Sella Tuori: Complying with Colonialism, 2009. Ashgate. Introduction: Postcolonailism and the Nordic Models of Welfare and Gender, pp1-16 (16 pages).

Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum & Rudberg, Monica in: NORA 2&3, 2007. Fun in gender – youth and sexuality, class and generation, pp. 100-113 (13 pages). link.

Orloff, A.S. (2009), ‘Should Feminist Aim for Gender Symmetry? Why a Dual-Earner/Dual-Caregiver Society Is Not Every Feminist’s Utopia’, I Gornick & Meyer Gender Utopias, pp. 129-157.(28s) link

Sen, Amartya: The Many Faces of Gender Inequality , 2001, sept. 17. The New Republic. See Frontline. link.

Skjeie & Langvasbråten. 2009. Intersectionality in practice? International Feminist Journal of Politics. 11:4, 513-529. link.

Solheim, Jorun in Holter, Ø. G.; Borchgrevink, T. (eds) : Labour of Love – Beyond the Self-evidence of Everyday Life, 1995. Avebury, Aldershot. Shelter from the Storm, pp 45-69 (24 pages).

Squires, Judith ed.: The New Politics of Gender Equality, 2007. Palgrave Macmillan. Equality Strategies: Quotas, Policy Agencies and Mainstreaming, pp 21-51 (30 pages)

Usdansky, Margaret L. "The genderequality paradox: Class and incongruity between workfamily attitudes and behaviors." Journal of Family Theory & Review 3.3 (2011): 163-178. (15 pages) link

Walby, Sylvia, Jo Armstrong, and Sofia Strid. "Intersectionality: Multiple inequalities in social theory." Sociology 46.2 (2012): 224-240. (26 pages) link

Aarseth, Helene. "From modernized masculinity to degendered lifestyle projects: changes in men's narratives on domestic participation 1990—2005." Men and Masculinities 11.4 (2009): 424-440. (16 pages) link


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