Spring 2010

Gender Labor

Listed in: Women's and Gender Studies, as WAGS-24

Faculty

Michele Barale (Section 01)
Rose R. Olver (Section 01)

Description

In this course we will explore the intimate relations of gender and labor: both the necessary labor of genders’ production as well as the gendered organization of labor itself. In general the course will use gender to focus on contemporary concerns in the American workplace--class, ethnicity, sexuality, and race--but will also make critical comparisons with developments in other nations. The biological labor of reproduction and its intersection with the labor of production will necessarily be a constant concern in our discussions. We shall have to become familiar with certain terms: glass ceiling, glass escalator, mommy-track, affirmative action, child care, sexual harassment, welfare to workfare. We certainly might want to ask what constitutes work? But we also might need to wonder if work is done for love, is it still work?

Spring semester. Professors Barale and Olver.

Offerings

2013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011
 

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