Changing concepts of gender (changing femininities and
masculinities, trans-gender issues and legal consequences).
Gender, law and economic issues (work, property etc).
Gender, generation and representation (in politics, business,
boards and in trans-national, post-colonial and Asian/Chinese legal
Sexuality and law (gendered work places, gendered crimes and
violence, gendered bodies).
Gender, law and religions (secular and religious views of
gender). International law and gender.
Gender in crisis?
-identify problems of relevance to gender and legal
culture in concrete and complex cases.
-identify intersections between gender and legal culture
and normative forces of relevance for these relations beyond state
law (religion, social norms, economy, media)
-analyse complex questions and estimate their relevance
and impact on individuals and groups in different normative
communities using socio-legal and other methods.
-consider different arguments and concerns regarding
processes of change of gender status and legal cultures.
-reflect on the impact of these arguments and concerns for
different normative communities.
-demonstrate knowledge about the course by placing
concrete problems in perspective
-communicate knowledge and arguments professionally and
Articles from a reader produced by Hanne Petersen
Total number of readings about 500 pages.
Teaching and learning methods
Students are expected to participate in class
discussions based on reading assignments, and to give resumés of
assigned text as well as oral and ppt-presentation on topics
assigned during the course. Short midterm papers are an integrated
part of the course. Students are expected to work in
Oral and written presentations of material and
arguments; group cooperation; selection and development of group
and individual topics for papers/essays - related to course
material; handling non-legal complex material from a perspective of
normative and legal culture analysis.
Proficiency in English
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