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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Gender and Politics
Module Code LG5068
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Paola Rivetti
Semester 2: Paola Rivetti
Autumn: Paola Rivetti
Module TeachersPaola Rivetti
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module introduces students to the study of gender and politics, looking into issues of related to how societies organise, how international politics works, and how economic structures are formed and develop.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand what is gender and why it matters
2. Analyse major political, economic and social events and processes from a gendered perspective Understand what processes and phenomena gendered analysis brings to light
3. Assess the gender impact of political choices Identify gender-based discrimination and violence

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative reading list:
• Edited by Jude Browne, Why Gender?, Cambridge University Press 2021 • Baron, Beth, Egypt as a woman: Nationalism, gender, and politics, University of California Press, 2005 • Yuval-Davis, Nira, Gender & Nation, Sage, 1997 • Terrell Carver and Veronique Mottier, Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship, Routledge 1998 • Waylen, Georgina et al (eds) The Oxford handbook of gender and politics, Oxford UP, 2016 • Käser, Isabel, The Kurdish women's freedom movement: gender, body politics and militant feminities, Cambridge University Press 2021 • Al-Rasheed, Madawi, A most masculine state: gender, politics and religion in Saudi Arabia, Cambridge University Press 2013 • Le Renard, Amélie. A society of young women. Opportunities of Place, Power, and Reform in Saudi Arabia, Stanford University Press, 2014 • Fraser, Nancy, Cinzia Arruzza, and Tithi Bhattacharya. Feminism for the 99%. London: Verso, 2019. • Madian Al Jazerah, Are You This? Or Are You This? A Story of Identity and Worth • Saleem Haddad, Guapa • Rafia Zakaria, Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption • Jamil F. Khan, Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams • Francesca Biancani, Sex work in colonial Egypt: women, modernity and the global economy • Tristan Taormino et al., The Feminist Porn Book • Nicola J. Smith, Capitalism's Sexual History • Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals • Juno Mac and Molly Smith, Revolting Prostitutes. The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights • Ailbhe Smyth, The Abortion Papers Ireland: Volume 1 • Aideen Quilty, Sinéad Kennedy and Catherine Conlon, The Abortion Papers Ireland: Volume 2 • Andrea Long Chu, Females • Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex. Feminism in the Twenty-First Century, Macmillan 2021 • Fraser, Nancy, Cinzia Arruzza, and Tithi Bhattacharya. Feminism for the 99%. London: Verso, 2019.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)Book report40%n/a
Research PaperOne research paper about a topic of choice60%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MIRMA in International Relations
    MISCMA in International Security & Conflict

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