Gender in the Making: Social relations through a critical lens

Pre-College Programme Elective Course
  • Woman leading a group of demonstrators (Photo: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock)Woman leading a group of demonstrators (Photo: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock)

“Every established order tends to produce the naturalization of its own arbitrariness.” ― Pierre Bourdieu

Beyond men and women: gender studies to understand society. 

Elaborated through decades of feminist movement and academic research, gender is a theoretical tool that can help us understand social relations between men and women with a critical eye. From women’s rights activism to gender in the domestic sphere, from Islamic feminism to prostitution, from eco-feminism to masculinism, students will be given the opportunity to learn about concrete political controversies and the way social sciences help us understand them. Through this variety of themes, we will study gender as a social fact intertwined with other economic, ethnic, religious, sexual and political relations.

Gender is always in the making, sometimes source of conflicts: as much as theoretical debates are plural and constantly evolving, gender identities are constructed and reconstructed through time. More generally, this course wishes to present social sciences’ approach as a way to question the world we live in.

Download the Course Overview for Gender in the Making (PDF, 265 KB)

Professor Biography

After a master degree at Sciences Po, Prunelle Aymé started a Ph.D. in Political Sociology. In her works, she focuses on women and politics in Turkey, where she conducted fieldwork in different cities. She is specialized in gender studies, social movements and political parties. She already taught tutorials at Sciences Po Pre-College Program during summer 2018.

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