Lecture 6 from the “Gender and Sexuality Studies” Course
Gender and social interactions have been central themes in social research for decades. Understanding how gender norms influence the way we love, perceive our bodies, and encounter violence is crucial to dismantling existing stereotypes and fostering more inclusive societies. This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of these issues and their implications for modern relationships and society as a whole. The main objectives of the lecture are: (1) to explore the multifaceted ways in which societal expectations, cultural norms, and personal experiences shape expressions of love and discover how these factors influence relationship dynamics, intimacy, and emotional connections between individuals of different genders; (2) to gain insights into the construction of gendered bodies and identities, examining the impact of societal beauty standards, body image, and resistance to gendered “body” norms and (3) to delve into the disturbing reality of gender-based violence, including domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and discrimination and to learn about the root causes of such violence and the measures society can take to combat it.
Ålgars, M., Santtila, P., & Sandnabba, N. K. (2010). Conflicted gender identity, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in adult men and women. Sex Roles, 63, 118-125.
Cancian, F. M. (2018). Gender politics: Love and power in the private and public spheres. In Gender and the life course (pp. 253-264). Routledge.
Chesney-Lind, M., & Jones, N. (Eds.). (2010). Fighting for girls: New perspectives on gender and violence. State University of New York Press.
Kimmel, Michael S. 2011. Тhe Gendered Society. Oxford University Press. NY& Oxford
Lecturer: Dr. Shaban Darakchi, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Date: 25 September 2023
Time: 16:30-18:00 (EET) / (15:30-17:00 CET)
Form of event: Online session via Zoom
Registration: You can register from the button on the right.
Language of the lecture: Bulgarian
More about the course you can find here