This course examines how our lives and public policies are shaped by the concept of gender and how it interacts with other identity variables such as class, race or religion. It explores the links between gender roles and family relations, and it reflects on the consequences of these interactions in the Spanish labor market. It analyzes persistent gender inequalities like the feminization of poverty and gender-based violence. It explains the social structure of the Spanish family system and the relevance of family networks for social cohesion and stability. The course also explores the migration model in terms of migrants’ population composition and gender-related issues.
This course may also be registered as WGS 302.
Semesters: Fall, Spring