- Code ANTH8038
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Non Language Asian Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.
This course is meant for students who are interested in developing an advanced understanding of the elements of the scholarly debates and theories in Gender and Development (GAD), as well as the analytical tools of GAD practice. It trains students to use analytical skills and approaches to mainstream gender in development through a balance of feminist theories and gender analytical frameworks that are relevant to the practitioners of development. The approach is critical, hands-on, and inclusive. A key question that the course addresses throughout is that despite the sophistication of scholarly understanding of gender and inequality, why it is still difficult to fully address gender issues in development projects and programs.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a critical appreciation of almost all the major gender issues in development;
- have an understanding of the concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners, linking them to gender and development theory;
- demonstrate an understanding of the main gender concerns, be able to identify the gaps and use the skills in formulating development projects from a gender perspective;
- describe and evaluate data from a gender perspective, and appraise a development project or policy in terms of the likely gender impacts of it; and
- reflect critically on their own experiences of gender and development in light of the concepts and methods introduced in the course.
Semester 2 (Mid/late July through to late October)
This course is provided through flexible delivery to both on campus and off campus students.
- Online group wiki (15) [LO 1,2,5]
- Final Essay Project (4000 words) (60) [LO 3,4,5]
- Regular Class Participation and/or Online input in Discussion Forums (15) [LO 1,4,5]
- Presentation of Final essay (10) [LO 1,4,5]
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Students can expect to spend 10 hours per week on this course (inclusive of weekly 2.5 hour lecture/tutorials).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Required & supplementary readings. Exact readings vary as they are updated on an annual basis.
Cornwall, Andrea, and Althea-Maria Rivas. 2015. "From 'gender equality and 'women's empowerment' to global justice: reclaiming a transformative agenda for gender and development." Third World Quarterly 36 (2):396-415.
England, Paula. 2010. "The gender revolution: Uneven and stalled." Gender & society 24 (2):149-166.
Eerdewijk, Anouka, and Tine Davids. 2014. "Escaping the mythical beast: gender mainstreaming reconceptualised." Journal of International Development 26 (3):303-316.
Okali, Christine. 2012. Gender analysis: engaging with rural development and agricultural policy processes. In Working Paper 026: Future Agricultures.
Staronova, Katarina, Eva Hejzlarova, and Kristýna Hondlíková. 2017. "Making Regulatory Impact Assessment Gender Sensitive: The Case of the Czech Republic and Slovakia." Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences (51):89-105. doi: 10.24193/tras.51E.6.
Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy, and Deborah Piatelli. 2012. The Synergistic Practice of Theory and Method. In Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber. California: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Bilge, Sirma. 2010. "Recent feminist outlooks on intersectionality." Diogenes 57 (1):58-72.
Gunnarsson, Lena. 2011. "A defence of the category ‘women’." Feminist Theory 12 (1):23-37.
Covarrubias, Katia, Benjamin Davis, and Paul Winters. 2012. "From protection to production: productive impacts of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer scheme." Journal of Development Effectiveness 4 (1):50-77.
Jewkes, Rachel, Michael Flood, and James Lang. 2015. "From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations: a conceptual shift in prevention of violence against women and girls." The Lancet 385 (9977):1580-1589.
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