The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the geography of gender roles, relations and identities in countries of the Global South. As well as exploring the theoretical approaches to gender and development thought, and especially feminist thought, the module also examines a series of axes of diversity in relation to women’s and men’s lives in the developing world. It examines changing social and economic aspects of development on women’s and men’s lives in relation to masculinities, household transformations, migration, poverty, employment, gender-based violence and development policy. The module approaches these issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, with a particular focus on the experiences of women and men at the grassroots.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
15hrs lectures; 5hrs seminar; 10hrs project work
Module assessment - more information
Oral Presentation & 1000 word report (25%); 3000 word essay (75%)