Gender Lesson 3 Globalization and “Masculine” Forms of Power
  
 
 
 
Gender Lesson 3 Globalization and “Masculine” Forms of Power

Overview
This lesson introduces the concept of gender violence and connects it to the ideas that markets are understood as masculine and that economic globalization is therefore fundamentally patriarchal.  Students are encouraged to think about gender violence as a coping mechanism.

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

5)  Recognize and discuss some of globalization’s implications of for concepts of masculinity.

Procedure

Possible Classroom Activities

Resources

  • Benería, L. (2003). Markets, Globalization and Gender . In Gender, Development and Globalization (74-77). New York and London: Routledge
  • Burn, S. M. (2011). Violence Against Women (VAW). In Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspective (25-30) (3rd Ed).  New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Burn, S. M. (2011). Sexual Violence and Exploitation. In Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspective (31-35) (3rd Ed.)  New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Connell, R. W. (Spring 2003). Masculinities, Change, and Conflict in Global Society: Thinking about the Future of Men’s Studies. Journal of Men’s Studies v. 11.3, 249 (18).   [§ “Going Global”, pp. 7-9 only]
  • Lecture Notes for Lesson 3
  • PPT3: Gender, Power and Globalization

Optional Resources

 

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