PSI  321

GENDER AND SOCIETY

(2018-2019 Fall)

                       

                  Department of Political Science and International Relations

                     Çankaya University

 

Instructor: Prof. Dr. H. Bahadır Türk. For contact: hbturk@cankaya.edu.tr

           

As the title indicates, this is a course centered on the term gender. Little needs to be said about the importance of the matter. The main purpose of this course is to examine the relationship between the construction of gender and society from a range of contemporary and historical perspectives.  We will critically discuss issues of gender and violence, gender and media representations, gender and politics with a particular emphasis on the theories of masculinity. We will engage with how femininity and masculinity are reproduced and redefined through a reading of theoretical texts together with movies, TV Series, comic books and other media images.