JJUA14232U Gender and Legal Culture
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 culture).
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 coherently
Articles from a reader produced by Hanne Petersen
Total number of readings about 500 pages.
- 10 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentIndividual written assignment
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
June 21, 2017
August 10, 2017
Criteria for exam assesment
Demonstration of and ability to link an individually chosen topic to as much of the class reading material as possible; demonstration of the importance and relevance of gender for legal cultures.
- Practical exercises
- Project work