Gender, family and households 861

Module code SOC 861
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

This course takes a macro-level perspective and introduces students to scholarly accounts of the changing historical trajectory of gender relations, marriage as an institution, family forms, and household composition and livelihoods and the implications thereof for understanding gender as a social relation. As such, it adopts a historical and comparative perspective, with a specific focus on Southern Africa. In addition, the module explores the role and impact of supra-state organisations, the state and the market in mediating and regulating gender identities and relations, as well as family and household forms, against the backdrop of the nation-state form and in the context of capitalism and neo-liberalism particularly. 

Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Sociology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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