Hae opetus/tentit
WSTU1515 Gender in Culture and Society, 5 op 
Koodi WSTU1515  Voimassaolo 01.01.1950 -
Nimi Gender in Culture and Society  Lyhenne Gender in Cultu 
Laajuus5 op  Vanhenemisaika  
TyyppiPerusopinnot Oppiaine0443 Sukupuolentutkimus 
LajiOpintojakso  Tuntimäärä  
Opinto-oikeus   ArvosteluHyväksytty, hylätty, arvosanat 1-5 
Suositeltu suoritusaika 
Vastuuyksikkö Kasvatustieteiden tiedekunta 

Opintokohteen yleinen oppimateriaali:
Tekijä Nimike Vuosi Pakollinen Saatavuus
     Ahmed Sara  On Being Included: Racism and Driversity in Institutional LIfe  2012  - Saatavuus
     Bordo, Susan  Unbearable weight : feminism western culture and the body  1993  - Saatavuus
     Kappler, Karolin Eva   Living with Paradoxes. Victims of Sexual Violence in Germany and the Conduct of Everyday Life  2009  - Saatavuus
     Hall Stuart  Representation. Cultural representations and Signifying Practices  1997  - Saatavuus
     Skeggs  Formations of Class and Gender  2001  - Saatavuus


The course offers students conceptual tools to examine culture and society from gender perspective. The specific studies consist of research on equality in working life and education, and cultural representations. The students will learn the concepts of embodiment, gender and sexuality, which are linked to the discussions of power.

Toteutus ja työmuodot 

Lectures, group discussions and learning diary (see the instructions for writing the diary below).

OR a written essay: choose three books from the literature:

Lisätietoja kirjallisuudesta ja muusta materiaalista 

1.  Ahmed, Sara (2012) On Being Included. Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life.

2.  Bordo, Susan (1995) Unbearable Weight. Feminism, Western Culture and the Body

3.  Kappler, Karolin Eva (2009) Living with Paradoxes. Victims of Sexual Violence in Germany and the Conduct of Everyday Life. e-book.

4.  Representation. Cultural representations and Signifying Practices, 1997, ed. by Stuart Hall

5. Skeggs, Beverley (1997) Formations of Class & Gender: Becoming Respectable


Grades 5-1/fail


Spring semester


Leena-Maija Rossi




Instructions for writing learning diaries and essays

When taking courses, please contact the teacher by e-mail in order to get more detailed instructions for writing essays and learning diaries. You may concentrate on different areas of Gender Studies, for example Finnish women’s position in a historical perspective; gender and sexuality in culture and society, or more focused on gendered practices in working life or gendered representations in media. A learning diary combines the read literature together with student’s knowledge from her/his own studies and life/work experiences. Students are encouraged to
use also newspapers, magazines, social media and web material as data when possible.

In an essay the student produces her/his writer’s own analysis and opinion rather than paraphrases what someone else has already said. An essay should have one central theme and a discussion linked to the argument. The title of the essay should relate to the question/problem one wants to discuss.

Format guidelines: An essay for 3 ECTS equals 6 printed pages in a standard font (e.g. Times Roman, 12 p), 1.5 line spacing, margins max 2.5 cm/an inch throughout. The works cited and the source of quotations must always be mentioned. 


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Toiminnot Nimi Tyyppi op Opettaja Aikataulu
Ei ilmoittautumista Gender, Society and the Arctic  Luentokurssi  Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen 
01.02.22ti 12.00-14.00
07.02.22ma 12.00-14.00
21.02.22ma 12.00-15.00
22.02.22ti 09.00-12.00

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