|Course Title||Gender Problems in Multiethnic Society|
|Institution||Tbilisi State University|
This course is a new discipline in Social Geography and is the continuation of the course "Gender Geography". It is tought to the students of MD of the Department of Social-Economical and Political Geography, during the 1st semester of the 1st year.
Students learn the values of the democratic society, with the new approach of the gender issues they change their experience of alredy learnt population geography, ethnography, social geography, sociology, politology, psychology, etc. They realise many problems of poliethnic society and will try to use their knowledge to solve them.
Objectives of the Course
Main issues of the feminism and gender theory and ethnology
Lecture topic: What’s Gender and Multiethnic Society?
Objectives: The place of this subject in the system of science. Its structure and links with other disciplines. The definition of main definitions: Gender, Gender Identity, Gender Ideology, Differentiation, Feminism, Ethnic Groups in Pluralistic Society, Ethnic Majority and Minority, the forms of Ethnic Relation: nationalism, separatism, iridentism, racism, citizenship and society. Theorizing Nations and States. National Gender and Gendered Nations.
Lecture topic: Theoretical and Methodological Tools of Gender Study of Multiethnic Society
Objectives: To explain the significance of feminism, feministic epistomology and methodology. Women liberation movement. Feminism theories: reformation feminist theories (liberal, marxist, socialist, development Feminism). Gender resistance Feminism (radical, lesbian, Phsichoanalitical, standpoint feminism). Gender Rebellion Feminism (multiracial, men’s, social, postmodernist feminism). Does Georgian Society need Feminism?!
Lecture Topic: Women Space in Georgian Cultures
Objectives: The formation of Georgian society, the charasteristics of ethnography. Ethnic relations during Soviet period. PostSoviet conflicts. Women’s childhood, marrige, family and society in different cultures.
Lecture topic: Women Rights in context of Human Rights in Multiethnic Society
Objectives: International institutions of Human Rights, International documents about human and women’s rights, women’s rights in national aspects, the phsychological mechanism of realisation of women’s rights, the demands of already gained in different social groups, "Let the Law rule our world!"
Lecture topic: Socialization of Gender Roles in Multiethnic Society
Objectives: Biological and phsychological differences between men and women. The Institutions of gender roles: The before school environment (family, relatives, ethnic community, neighbours, kindergarten), school, high education, press, TV, books, traditions, social environments, gender roles: kids, youth, older people. Georgian Ethno-Geographycal charasteristics and gender stereotypes.
Lecture topic: Cultural Reproduction and Gender relation
Objectives: Definition of the notion of culture, culrural difference: nationalism and sexuality, assimilation and separatism. Cultural change and modernity, fundamentalism and westernization. Globalization and Georgian Culture. Inequality in the process of Globalization. Multiculturalism and Identity politics.
Gender, Politics, States and Societies
Lecture topic: Gender Reconstruction of Political Science
Objectives: study politics as a society event, the development of political science’s feminist-political analysis, government, its resources, methods of doing it, types of legal government, the separation of government, the governing power in Georgia and its easy end.
Lecture topic: Political Elit and Women Leadership
Objectives: Realizing the role of political elite in our society, the theory of political elit, modern political elit in different types of countries, how can we become the member of political elit?! The idea of leader in the history of political idea and women’s place. The theories of Leadership, its types, Gender Gulf, women leadership, famous women leaders.
The regional aspects of the experience of women leadership: USA, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Hungary, Poland; Women’s Leadership in Georgia
Lecture topic: Gender, State politics and Society
Objectives: State as a studying object of Political Institution, political science’s ideas of citizenship society, its structure, charasteristics. Women Movements’ role in its development in western countries, its biulding process and women NGO’s in Georgia
Lecture topic: Gender, Political Institutions, Political Parties
Objectives: To analize political parties, their types, functions, the reason of creating them, their nature, the experience of other countries. The political parties in modern Georgia and women involvement.
The types of political involvement elections. The experience of other countries: the influence of the elections on the political situation. The results of the elections gender balance in the government. Election System in Georgia and its results.
Lecture topic: Political culture in multiethnic society
Objectives: The realtionship of political culture with national, historical and religious traditions, character and thinking stereotypes, moral norms. How do political culture and political system come together?! The charasteristics of regional researches of populations’ political culture in Georgia: ethnical factors and powers in political culture.
Lecture topics: Conflicts and Women
Objectives: Conflict and the ways of studying them, their types; solving conflicts – as an act of partnership: cooperation during studies, communication, negotiations, facilitation. Social conflicts in Georgia. Ethno-Political conflicts in Georgia. Women, War and Peace in Culture of Violence. Women and the Politics of Peace: Lessons Learned from the War in Chechnia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Week 15 Gender Problems in The Economy
Lecture topic: Gender Problems In Georgia’s Economy
Objectives: Realize gender problems in Georgian economy. The explanation of Neoclasical economical theory by feminism. Private and Public Sphere, the object of gender economic studies, the realtionship between them, the theories of marcket discrimination, gender segregation on the marcket, working places for women. Feminization of unemployment and poverty and its regional aspects in Georgia
Lecture topic: Gender Problems in the Ecology, Women and the Environment
Objective: Ecology and Feminism. Ecofeminism’s main conception and branches. Looking at the Environment of Georgia: the natural, socio-economic and cultural environment. Women as producers and consumers in ethnogeographical regions of Georgia. Urban and Rural Environment and Social-Economic Implication.
Course requirements: Students are required to attend the classes with the readings completed. The reading for course is heavy, so be careful not to fall behind. There will be a takehome midterm, a short paper and a final exam. I will provide information on the paper before it is due.
Midterm – 12%
Paper – 25%
Final – 40%
Class attendance, participation and short assignments – 10%
Reading List: The materials are not provided in Georgian, so the students are given the copies of foreign literature by topics.