Gender Lesson 1 Foundations
Gender Lesson 1 Foundations

Lesson 1 provides students with key concepts for understanding the gendered impacts of globalization: modern vs. traditional, gender vs. sex, gender system, gender ideology and patriarchy.

Relevant Learning Objectives
1) Articulate key concepts in globalization as they apply to women’s roles and statuses.


Possible Classroom Activities


  • Benería, L. (2003). Development as if All People Mattered. In Gender, Development and Globalization (161-169). New York and London: Routledge
  • Glossary
  • Lecture Notes Lesson 1
  • PPT1 — Terms and Concepts for the Study of Gender and Globalization (Part 1).

Optional Resources


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