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Gender issues in Eastern European countries

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Kod przedmiotu: KZ-01-00-000010-E Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Gender issues in Eastern European countries
Jednostka: Wydział Filologiczny
Grupy: Katalog przedmiotów dla studiów krótkoterminowych (Erasmus+ lub inne umowy o współpracy)
Punkty ECTS i inne: 6.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:

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Skrócony opis:

The course provides an overview of the perception of feminism and gender issues in East Europe in the decades between 1945-1989. The course is specifically structured to meet five specific learning outcomes: a) critically analyze socio-historical context associated with development of gender issues in postwar period in Eastern Europe, b) demonstrate knowledge of key concepts related to democratic transition in post-communist states and assess this transition in terms of feminist questions, c) articulate a clear understanding of the multi-contextual relations between nation, nationalism and gender, d) critically assess the perception of the role of women and citizenship across cultures and political systems, e) develop comparative skills allowing to refer the discussed issues to various historical and political backgrounds.

Pełny opis:

Course objectives:

- investigating and understanding the specific nature of dealing with gender issues in the communist countries in postwar period, until 1989, marked by the formal principle of equality of both sexes, official unification of the private and public sphere, erasing gender differences and almost complete lack of feminist discourse that took place in the Western world in that time

- considering questions of the socio-political transition from 1989 and its implications regarding the gender relations

- investigating the widely spread phenomenon of rejection of feminism in post-communist countries and percep-tion of women as the losers of the political transformation

- looking into the newly established democracies as the ones in which national and sexual discourses have been in-terwoven and inseparable from each other

- analyzing the above process in connection with the collapse of the old system and related side effects: masculinization of politics and revival of traditional values with ethno-nationalism. We shall also observe how reconsidering the notion of citizenship, nation and national identity petrifies the perception of women’s role as keepers of national identi-ty and immobilizes them in the rigid pattern of traditionally attributed roles

- developing team cooperation skills: negotiating, making decisions, leaderships, time planning, evaluating indi-vidual and group work

-realizing the research project based on the course material Topics:

-Eastern European countries 1945-1989 – main characteristics: socio-political situation

-Communist countries and women: main assumptions and reality

-The situation of women in specific countries between 1945-1989 (Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union)

-LGBT issues in specific countries between 1945-1989

-1989 transition and its meaning for Eastern European countries: main assumptions and reality

-Women after transition: neoliberal economy and traditional gender patterns in specific countries (Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union)

-LGBT issues after 1989: new challenges and new opportunities

-Nation and gender, masculinity in nationalism

-Current issues– media construction of women image, gender awareness in the society, gender mainstreaming pro-cess, women in the labour market

Literatura:

Adler Ch.,Women Under Stalin.A New Womanhood, http://blogs.bu.edu/guidedhistory/russia-and-its-empires/chelsea-adler/

Brzozowska D., Discussion on gender in Polish mass media, “Medialingvistika” 2014, nr 1 (4), p. 45-52.

Cordell K., Jajecznik K., The transformation of nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe : ideas and structures, Warsaw, 2015.

Einhorn B., Cinderella Goes to Market, London 1993, http://www.ucss.ge/Week%201-3%20Part%2002.pdf

Flam H. (ed.), Pink, Purple, Green, Women’s Religious, Environmental and Gay/Lesbian Movements in Central Europe Today, New York 2001.

Gheaus A., Gender justice and the welfare state in post-communism, http://philpapers.org/archive/GHEGJA.pdf

Graff A., The Land of Real Men and Women: Gender and E.U. Accession in Three Polish Weeklies, “The Journal of the International Institute” 2007,, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.4750978.0015.107

Keinz A., European Desires and National Bedrooms? Negotiating “Normalcy” in Postsocialist Poland, “Central European History” 2011, 44.

Knudtzon K. , Eastern Europe: 1945-1989, https://www.cs.hmc.edu/~kknudtzo/portfolio/papers/EastEurope.html

Latek S., From totalitarianism to democracy : twisted and unfinished road : on the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, Montréal,Québec, Kraków, 2011.

Lohmann K., Seibert A. (eds.), Gender assessment of the impact of European Union accession on the status of women in the labour market in Central and Eastern Europe : national study : Poland , Warsaw, 2003.

Nagel J., Masculinity and nationalism: gender and sexuality in the making of nations, tp://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/08/polish-women-communism-better-equality

Narkiewicz O. A., Eastern Europe 1968-1984, Sydney- London, 1986.

Rakowska-Harmstone T. (ed.), Communism in Eastern Europe, Manchester, 1984.

Sierakowski S., The Polish Church’s Gender Problem, http://politicalcritique.org/archive/2014/sierakowskithe-polish-churchs-gender-problem/

Watson P., (Anti)feminism after Communism, in: Oakley, Ann, Mitchell and Juliet (eds), Who’s Afraid of Feminism? Seeing through the Backlash, London 1997.

Williams Z., End of communism hasn't helped Polish women – but there is no nostalgia, ht https://biblioteca-alternativa.noblogs.org/files/2012/11/nagel_masculinity-and-gender.pdf

Additional literature might be used if any special demand appears.

Efekty kształcenia:

Knowledge:

a student:

- has basic knowledge related to types of social structures in different socio-political systems (P6S_WG, P6S_WK)

- demonstrates knowledge of key concepts related to democratic transition in post-communist states and assess this transition in terms of feminist questions (P6S_WG, P6S_WK)

- articulates clear understanding of the multi-contextual relations between nation, nationalism and gender (P6S_WG, P6S_WK)

- knows main ethical problems related to the notion of gender issues (P6S_WG, P6S_WK)

Skills:

a student:

- is able to critically analyze socio-historical context associated with development of gender is-sues in postwar period in Eastern Europe (P6S_UW, P6S_UK)

- can critically interpret the perception of the role of women and citizenship across cultures and political systems (P6S_UW, P6S_UK)

- has comparative skills allowing to refer the discussed issues to various historical and political backgrounds (P6S_UW, P6S_UK)

- can prepare typical writing and oral presentations in English (P6S_UW, P6S_UK, P6S_UU )

Social competences:

a student:

- can cooperate in a group, performing different roles (P6S_KO, P6S_KR)

- perceives major problems related to gender inequalities and is ready to challenge them (PS6_KO)

- is willing to improve his/her knowledge and skills (PS6_KK)

- is aware of the need of social activities related to gender issues (PS6_KO)

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Preparation, realisation and presentation of a group project: 70%

Active participation in the classes, including attendance: 30%

Praktyki zawodowe:

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Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/2019" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-02-08
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Koordynatorzy: Marzanna Pogorzelska
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